Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Help with levers

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Help with levers

Old 06-08-14, 07:04 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
timmythology's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 395

Bikes: | Surly Disc-Trucker| unknown city bike |M80 Raleigh |09 Trek 1.2|

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Help with levers


i am in the process of having a LHT handlebar changed to the VO "Left Bank road bars" with a 23.8 clamp diameter for brake levers.

The brake levers have to also work with BB7 MT brakes.

I have the shimano bar ends, and have Paul thumbies so several options for the shifters to work around for the brake levers.

looks like manly the cross levers as an option for the clamp size. Shop also suggested the inverse brake levers, but am not sure since this is a long distance bike.
The little things like this is irritating fun to work out, but at this point I have just chased circles.
Thanks in advance
timmythology is offline  
Old 06-08-14, 08:04 PM
Andrew R Stewart 
Senior Member
Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 15,169

Bikes: Stewart S&S coupled sport tourer, Stewart Sunday light, Stewart Commuting, Stewart Touring, Co Motion Tandem, Stewart 3-Spd, Stewart Track, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Pro, Trek Cycle Cross, Mongoose tomac ATB, GT Bravado ATB, JCP Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3011 Post(s)
Liked 1,335 Times in 934 Posts
Would using the road version of the BB7 open up lever choices for the OP? Andy.
Andrew R Stewart is offline  
Old 06-09-14, 07:15 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 32,903

Bikes: '96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '20 Surly Midnight Special, All are 3x10. It is hilly around here!

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1686 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 564 Times in 417 Posts
Tektro RL520 brake levers fit standard drop bars (aka 23.8 mm clamp area diameter) and are long pull so they work with V-brakes and MTB-type mechanical discs.
HillRider is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
02-04-12 12:21 PM
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
07-28-11 09:26 AM
Classic & Vintage
11-04-10 02:04 PM
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
07-09-10 10:29 AM
Bicycle Mechanics
04-29-10 10:16 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.