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Old 06-09-05, 12:40 PM
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in-line brake levers

got a set of in-line brake levers to install on my drop bars.
is there a trick to installing 'em?
anyone got any advice/experience on installing/using them?
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Old 06-09-05, 02:12 PM
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I had my LBS install mine as part of an overall cable/housing/tuneup deal but you could probably do this yourself if you have something to cut the housing (cable cutters, or better, a Dremel with the abrasive cutting wheel) and some basic wrench skills. I don't think there are any real "tricks"; just cut the housing neatly and avoid any extreme bends in the housing.

As far as using them: I use mine all the time and I absolutely love them. My most frequent use of them is on long descents, as an alternative hand position to the hoods or drops (both of which cause me considerable fatigue and wrist pain over prolonged periods).
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Don't mount them too close to the stem unless you don't mind their being offset from each other. If they are too close and aligned equal, they will interfere with each other when you pull the levers.
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I installed my inline levers, it was easy and I love them. Put the levers where ever they feel comfortable.
The dremel is great for cutting housing. No sharp bends in your cable/housing, you want a decent loop for the cable to run smooth. Good luck.
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