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Old 05-29-15, 09:03 AM
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brake lever matching suggestions?

hi folks,

i'm putting together a townie that can double as an upright tourer.

the frame is an 83 specialized expedition, the bars are the nitto jitensha, and the thumb shifters are what are in my opinion the very cool suntour ld-2800s.

VeloBase.com - Component: SunTour LD-2800 Power Thumb Shifter

does anyone have a suggestion for a vintage or vintage-looking metal brake lever? i realize i could just throw tektro bmx levers on and be done with it, but i'm hoping for something classier. i'd also rather not put something such as the old deore slr lever on as i don't think they are a great match for the suntour shifters. thanks!
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Old 05-29-15, 09:10 AM
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I like these because they look vintage but are made better. The stainless bands won't rust.

VO City Bike Brake Levers - Levers - Brakes & Parts - Components

You can grind off the stupid CPSC-mandated "balls" from the ends to make them look pre-1978.

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Old 05-29-15, 10:03 AM
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I think that the Tektro 750's which are made for this typ application would look good with the Suntour thumbies.
Tektro FL750 Brake Lever Silver/Silver 22.2mm
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i do like those tektros. the VO city levers are okay, but i have to confess they don't look very 'serious'.
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Pretty sure I have a set of these, and a set of old Shimano, both sets are alloy...





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^^ Mmm... That's classy
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