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Ergo brake levers were never meant with non aero cable routing right?

Old 11-08-13, 09:08 PM
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Ergo brake levers were never meant with non aero cable routing right?

I only ask because I noticed tonight when I was working on one of the levers that when you pull away the hood you see this:

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Some can be routed both ways. Looks like that's what you have.

EDIT: Probably not since they're ergos. I only know of non-shifting levers than have multiple routing options.
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Maybe there is a little round tab on the inside of the hood that fits into there to keep that part from moving around too much. It doesn't look like it was ever meant to have a cable end stop there, since the hole isn't recessed.
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For the life of me I can't remember where, but I'm sure I saw a catalog or a tech manual or something similar that stated the brake cables could be routed aero or non-aero on original 8 speed ergos. I thought it was odd to even offer the option but there it was....
Of course I may be wrong.
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Originally Posted by b dub View Post
I only ask because I noticed tonight when I was working on one of the levers that when you pull away the hood you see this:
Unlikely, it's probably just a manufacturing artifact.

1. There's no accommodation for a cable end.

2. Non-aero cable routings aren't in the original 1992 catalog or last of the pointy-hood lever instructions.
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