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    Brake Lever question

    Hi everyone! I'm brand new to the forum and the fixed gear scene! i've been lurking around the forms the last few days and theres an amazing/knowledgeable community here, and I've learned alot from all the posts (not to mention killing hours at a time reading threads). I just recently purchased my first FG (09 KHS Flite 100) and a set of origin 8 brake calipers, and an avid 7 speed dial lever. I just got back to my bike and found out that the diameter for the brake lever was too small for my drops, but good thing i purchased from amazon so i can return them. Any tips on finding the right fit for the lever? because i noticed that levers on amazon dont have the specs for the inside diameter. I'm kinda close to just running brakeless because i learned how to skid, but you never know when you need em for an emergency! Thanks again for any input you guys can give.

    tl;dr
    My brake lever inside diameter is too small. How do i find the right size?

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    Cross lever, 26.0 diameter. That or a set of road levers.

    If the diameter isn't listed, don't buy them.

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    you bought a lever for a mountain bike.. you need to buy a lever for a road bike.

    and even then road bikes have different diameters.. lol
    Last edited by frantik; 04-25-11 at 03:38 AM.
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