Old 06-11-12, 04:50 AM
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I use a similarly "incompatible" setup on my touring bike: Tiagra 4500 shift/brake levers with Avid linear pull brakes. The clearance is pretty tight, but as long as I keep my wheels in good true I find that the setup works quite well with good brake modulation and I can still lock the wheels if I want.

If you're worried, you can always pick up a Travel Agent (http://problemsolversbike.com/products/travel_agents/) which is supposed to solve the compatibility issues. I have a pair, but I've never installed them since I've been running the said setup for ~5K miles with no problems.
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