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Can't see way to loosen brake lever attachment to crossbar

Old 06-30-14, 07:06 PM
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Can't see way to loosen brake lever attachment to crossbar

Hello,

My girlfriend has an ancient 1995 Rockhopper which, according to Bikepdeia, has "Shimano Alivio brakes, Shimano Tourney levers."

I simply want to move the brake levers an inch or so up the bar so I can put some slightly longer grips on it.

The brake lever assembly is attached to the bar with just a plastic band, and for the life of me, I cannot find where you loosen or tightens the thing. No hex nut, no screw, no nuthin'. Here's a pic:



As you can see by the scratches, someone else seems to have had a go at it at one point, as well. Does anyone have a clue how to loosen this thing besides brute force?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-30-14, 07:22 PM
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Depress the lever and look for an Allen bolt inside.
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Yeah, like a road bike lever. Pull the cable out of the lever- the cylinder thing on the end, pull the lever and there should be an allen head screw, or since it's old, probably a philips head screw.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
Depress the lever and look for an Allen bolt inside.
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Yeah, like a road bike lever. Pull the cable out of the lever- the cylinder thing on the end, pull the lever and there should be an allen head screw, or since it's old, probably a philips head screw.
YES!! Thank you both!! It was actually a Philips head.

Thanks so much again. That was making me nuts!
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No problem, you usually won't see allen head screws on bikes prior to about 97.
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