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    Adding inline brake levers

    A real newbie question - I have a Charge Plug 'Bull Horn' style handlebar 2010. ( Just Single speed at the moment... ) I want to add some Tektro RL720 series brake levers to top of the bar ends.
    (As pictured) Can anyone explain to a layperson/newbie how this is done. Been told it's very easy. But cannot find a tutorial online.





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    Well, the picture you have there does not show inline/'cyclocross' levers. It shows bar-end, or ''time trial' style levers. The Tektro TL720, not the BL720 are this time trial style.

    Time-trial:



    Inline:



    You may be able to fit inline levers on the ends like that if your bars do not taper significantly, but if you haven't already purchased them, get the time trial levers instead.
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    Zacked - think yourself thanked.

    Cheers for the heads up. You are right, it looks perfect.
    Lastly, do you know how to add it, or seen a tutorial... ?

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    Inlines on the ends like TT levers?

    edit: To the original poster, installation is going to depend on what parts your have (calipers, calbes/housing,levers, bar tape) and cannot be simply explained without the given info. Also, whether or not you use internal or external cable routing makes a difference as well.
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    Yes, inlines extended on, from the Charge's own two hood brakes.
    Thinking of these, ( http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...brake%20levers )



    as I can't find Tektro BL720 in the UK.

    Do you need to rewire the whole thing, or can you add brake cable from the original brake levers ?

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    The other guy said you can use inlines like TT levers in the same position, and Ive never heard of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
    Inlines on the ends like TT levers?

    edit: To the original poster, installation is going to depend on what parts your have (calipers, calbes/housing,levers, bar tape) and cannot be simply explained without the given info. Also, whether or not you use internal or external cable routing makes a difference as well.


    I have a factory issue Charge Plug, set up in single speed.

    Tange cro-mo single speed frame
    Removable stainless steel cable clips
    Sugino RD2 Messenger crankset 42T
    Formula large flange flip flop track hubs with sealed bearings
    16T freewheel and 16T fixed sprocket
    Half link chain
    Charge Whisk rigid fork
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    Charge Plug 2010
    Specifications
    Frame Tange Plain Gauge, 700c Single Speed with Horizontal drop outs, W/ heat treatment
    Size Large
    Colour Navy Blue
    Fork Tange Plug Cromoly
    Brakes Tektro R538 (521AG) 47-57mm Caliper brake
    Brake Levers Promax 239A
    Headset FSA TH industries B52K 1-1/8'' Caged Ball Bearing, W/ Silver Steel Top Cups, Plastic Top Cover
    Stem Alloy 3D forged, W/ Laser charge logo
    Handlebar Charge Slice bar, W/ Laser charge logo
    Grips Charge U bend Brown Padded Bar Tape
    Shift Levers N/A
    Front Derailleur N/A
    Rear Derailleur N/A
    Chainset Sugino RD2 Messenger, Square,1/8"x42T, 170mm, Alloy chainring
    Chain Charge Masher, silver
    Cassette Dicta 16T freewheel
    Pedal Wellgo LU-962 Silver Alloy
    BB Set TH industries 7420ST, Square, 68*103mm
    Rims Alex DM18, silver, alloy, 700c, ANOD. W/CNC sidewall, 14Gx32H
    Tyres Kenda K1029, 700x28C,BK/BSK 60TPI W/ 1 HP wire bead + F/V
    Spokes Stainless, silver
    Front Hub Formula TH-50, silver, alloy, Large flange,3/8"x14Gx32xOLD 100mm Sealed HUB
    Rear Hub Formula TH-51, silver, alloy, Large flange, 10mm axle, OLD:120mm, w/sprocket 1/8"X16T,lock ring, Sealed Bearing
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    A new cable/housing will probably be needed.

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