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Old 08-24-10, 07:49 AM
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Removing handlebar brake lever mounts

Is there a trick to removing these brake lever mounts (see attached pic)? The handlebars have no scratches on them, so whoever installed them knew what they were doing. When I try to just pull them off, they scratch up the bars. There's got to be something I am missing. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-10, 07:55 AM
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Push the stud to the right and the clamp will open.
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Old 08-24-10, 07:57 AM
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What type are they? Purely guessing from the photo I wonder whether the collar on the threaded extension unscrews to release the pressure of that 'bolt' against the bar? It looks like a very secure mounting method - anyone know anything about these?
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Old 08-24-10, 08:01 AM
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These are Campy Super Record mounts. Grand Bois - I will give that a try. Thank you!
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Cleaning the old tape residue off the bar helps a lot too!
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I almost always use dish soap to lubricate the bars when installing brake clamps. Or removing them, for that matter. I hate scratching up a set of handlebars, particularly if they are top of the line units.

Also, if you are having a difficult time - stop!!! Get some advice, as you have done, before continuing. After thirty years in the industrial environment, working as a professional Millwright (fancy name for an industrial mechanic), I learned that if it is being difficult to install or remove, I am doing something wrong.

And, I just learned something that I wish I had known last night. I went to install a set of Campy SR levers on a set of Cinelli bars and they would not fit (too small of a diameter). I pirated a set form another set of levers, and that worked fine. Now, as I understand it, just pushing the stem into the clamp will open the clamp up a bit. Great and thanks to Big Wood ( Grand Bois) for the suggestion.l
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Old 08-24-10, 01:47 PM
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I knew I would get a comment about the tape residue! Good advice randyjawa. That was exactly my thought - there has got to be an easier way! Thanks for the suggestions, all!
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Scratch the hell out of them and cover it up with bar tape.
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