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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
My pull measurement is pretty accurate. I put a piece of masking tape on the TT under the cable and another piece of tape on the cable and marked the starting and finishing points.

The lever pull was less scientific. I just squeezed until it touched the bars mounted in a normal position.

The different curves of the 3 levers I have are pretty inconsistent.
Yeah, measuring lever travel was my biggest uncertainty too. For the levers that were mounted on bikes I used a digital caliper to measure the change in spacing between two reference points at the brake (for instance, between the anchor bolt and the opposing brake arm on caliper brakes). I feel reasonably confident of those measurements. With the brakes that weren't on bikes I squeezed the lever, pinched the cable were it exiting the brake then released the lever and measured how far I could pull the cable back. Those are a little sloppier, but still not as uncertain as my measurements of lever travel.
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