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Old 05-24-12, 09:14 AM
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bobotech
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Originally Posted by Cavell View Post
Its a combo shifter/brake. .
This is important. You have an older early '90s bike. They normally had cantilever brakes of some sort. The new combo brake/shifter might be designed for v-brakes. The levers/brakes are NOT compatible and can be dangerous. Can you please take a picture of the brakes that your bike has and then show us the shifters you are planning on getting?

I have seen some LBS mechanics actually say "Eh, its no big deal to use v-brake levers with cantilever brakes" but in reality, it can be dangerous.
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