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Old 03-05-18, 09:12 PM
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I use Dia Compe DC135 levers quite often for city and single speed builds. 22.2 and 23.8 clamps are readily available, not always cheaply in the case of the 23.8's. I've mulled over the idea of making sockets tapped for the brake draw bolts that could be glued with high-strength epoxy to the bars. In other words, getting rid of the clamps altogether. The two "hard" spots would be making sure that you put them in exactly the right spot, and making sure that the glue joint is solid and reliable. Brazing the fittings to the bars is another option, but the danger there would be softening/weakening heat-treated bars.
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