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Old 04-23-16, 08:59 AM
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Dura Ace 7700 Brake Levers

Did they make these without Brifters? I know they must have because the group was available with bar ends or downtube shifters. They must be like Hen's teeth because I can't find them anywhere.
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That would be the non-series R600 lever, they run about $85-100 these days.
There wasn't a Dura Ace brake lever released after the 7402, although those would also be perfectly acceptable, albeit probably $150 or so for new ones. 7401's MIGHT work but they were designed for single pivot brakes; if you get them make sure you also get the special ferrule for the cable end...they won't work without 'em and are often misplaced.
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The levers he's speaking of are out there, but a set of hoods will run you more than a nice set of levers and hoods.
Not only that, the 9-sp shift levers are polished, last-issued DA brake levers are dark anodized to match the 8-sp shifters.

I'd get a nice shiny pair of BL-400's and ride in style, don't look back.
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I was thinking that or a set of the Tektro TRP levers.
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This quest is still relevant today, as I'm scratching my head to get something consistent...
"non-series R600"... Would it be BL-640x, or BL-620x, or something else?

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Originally Posted by tractopelle
This quest is still relevant today, as I'm scratching my head to get something consistent...
"non-series R600"... Would it be BL-640x, or BL-620x, or something else?
BL-R600.

They aren't any nicer than a pair of '80s 105 levers.
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My BL-7402s work great with my 7700 brakes. They’re dark anodized, but that doesn’t bother me personally, since some of the 7700 parts have darker anodizing here and there.

And, of course, they say “Dura Ace.”

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Originally Posted by Kontact
BL-R600.

They aren't any nicer than a pair of '80s 105 levers.
As BL-R600 are more or less unobtainium, would you have a part reference in mind?
Thanks.
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BL-R400 should still be available new these days, should be functionally the same as the BL-R600 I believe. They used to both be listed in the non series components part of the catalog.

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Originally Posted by tractopelle
As BL-R600 are more or less unobtainium, would you have a part reference in mind?
Thanks.
They still pop up on eBay. They’re pretty ugly though.
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Originally Posted by tractopelle
As BL-R600 are more or less unobtainium, would you have a part reference in mind?
Thanks.
Sure. "80s 105 levers. Silver, less plastic sticking out. Easy to find.

Otherwise, the already mentioned. R400 levers that are current production and have hoods available.
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