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Old 12-17-13, 01:24 AM
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Drilled AERO brake levers

I don't know what's gotten into my head, but I'm on the hunt for some drilled aero brake levers. I've done a decent amount of searching and I'm not coming up with anything except for vintage non-aero levers and the modern Dia Compe Gran Compe GC07Hs and TRP RRL SRs. Are there any vintage drilled aero brake levers out there?
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Old 12-17-13, 03:54 AM
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You'd be more likely to find slotted levers on aero brake levers than drilled ones as drilling (as in round holes) was done more as a weight reduction thing than an aerodynamic enhancement on components. Not that the slotted levers worked better aerodynamically, but stylistic-wise, the slotted levers seem to fit in more into the whole aero look than the drilled ones....
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Drill your own
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Originally Posted by Chombi
You'd be more likely to find slotted levers on aero brake levers than drilled ones as drilling (as in round holes) was done more as a weight reduction thing than an aerodynamic enhancement on components. Not that the slotted levers worked better aerodynamically, but stylistic-wise, the slotted levers seem to fit in more into the whole aero look than the drilled ones....
What are the slotted vintage-y looking Aero Brake Levers?
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[QUOTE=The Golden Boy;16336470]What are the slotted vintage-y looking Aero Brake Levers?[/QUOTE[

Dia Compe's

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dia-...28#ht_59wt_888

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Old 12-17-13, 09:18 AM
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TRP RRSL

Comfy. Weird.

EDIT: Just noticed you mentioned these! I should work on my reading comprehension....
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IRD just started making these:



Hood shape looks to mimic second gen Campy Ergopower levers. They should be available through Soma Fab shortly.
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Those look nice. Maybe narrower than Tectro?
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Those look like drilled Tektro 3401's with a different logo on the hood...

Would be nice if they were based on the straight lever R200. WIsh they had a head-on pic so we could see how much offset was built into the lever.
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I would love ergo-y aero dual slotted levers, like the Suntour Superbe, Shimano 6207, 6208, DiaCompe 152 and GranCompe NGC 202.
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Origin8 Classique Road Sport levers. Haven't tried them, but cheaper than the TRPs
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Those look like drilled Tektro 3401's with a different logo on the hood...

Would be nice if they were based on the straight lever R200. WIsh they had a head-on pic so we could see how much offset was built into the lever.
I have a pair of these 'ZST' levers without drilling on my Bianchi.


IMG_1316 by WNG555, on Flickr

For all intent and purpose, they are a copy of the Tektro R100/200. Only the release button differs, it doesn't push through to the other side of the body. (note shape)
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Super Record , non aero levers were punched holes ,
done before the aluminum sheet, was folded into the lever.

so the holes were not round.. it was for grip and not really weight shaving
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Originally Posted by Wheels Of Steel
IRD just started making these:



Hood shape looks to mimic second gen Campy Ergopower levers. They should be available through Soma Fab shortly.
I'd vote for these IRD's if you don't mind using modern parts on your C&V bike.
Frankly, the other modern levers posted with the double bend on them look very fugly in comparison.......
I don't think these new levers are really trying to conciously be "aero", as aero levers are pretty much the norm these days, so it makes sense that drilled modern levers like these would have eventually cropped up more as a retro style exercise.
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