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Old 09-16-09, 02:18 PM
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brake lever sizes.....

I have a old fuji sports 10 that i want to build up into a beater for winter.

I went and got some old shimano 600 levers which are non areo.
I went to put them on and i cant get them to torque down. It is almost like they are made for a different diameter bar.

The old diacompe levers that are on there are work fine.....they just have that stupid nub where the extra brake handle thing goes. I could just hack that off but even though it is going to be a beater id like it to at least be somewhat normal looking
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Old 09-16-09, 04:07 PM
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You might have 24mm levers on a 23.8mm bar, but that would be weird. I think all other clamp/bar combinations would be too different for your issue not to be obvious.

You could use a strip of aluminum can.
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Old 09-16-09, 04:43 PM
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throw a little bit of old inner tube under the levers, and they will tighten up. you'll tape over them so you don't have to worry about it looking nice.
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Old 09-16-09, 08:25 PM
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You must be doing something wrong. There is no reason why your road levers shouldn't fit road bars.
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Old 09-16-09, 08:44 PM
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I agree with Mr Spock. it is quite logical that a fuji sports has smaller diameter bar. unless I am confused I thought the sports was a lower end model? and while the poster does not mention the year, (hint hint) I am asuming it to be an early '80?
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late 70s ..early 80s....

the bars measure out at 21.8...same as a few other bikes i have that dont have bar tape on them right now.
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if you look closely at the clamps on the Dia Compes you might see number stamped on them.
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