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Old 08-03-14, 09:51 AM
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Can I remove this?!

If I only want the drop part of these brake levers, can I just remove the extra part or do I need new levers?

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Originally Posted by audiedoggie
If I only want the drop part of these brake levers, can I just remove the extra part or do I need new levers?
Yes, "back when" removing the extension levers was common.
You'll need to find a pair of Diacompe or Weinmann bushings/pivots that don't have the stud for the extensions, go to an old bike shop.
Here's a pic of what you have & you won't want the stud sticking out, you need the gold OEM bushing.

Keep the old set-up & put it on flea-bey, people actually seem pay to $ for them....go figure.

PS: Source a pair of lever hoods as well for a proper old school installation.

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Unscrew the large screw at the pivot and, voila!, off comes the suicide lever. There will likely be a bit of the pivot left sticking out. Short of taking a hacksaw to the excess, I don't know any simple way to eliminate it.
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Awesome! thank you both!!
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Save the wild turkey levers!

(Well, they are kind of an endangered species )
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As was said already, it's easy to unscrew the extension levers. Then you have the vestigal stud. It is easy to cut it off with a hacksaw and file it smooth. More elegant and almost as easy is to find the pivot bolt from another set of brakes, either Weinmann or Dia-Compe, and replace the pivot bolt. To do that, the cable has to come out and the lever body has to come off the handlebar. The bands around the bar can stay in place if that simplifies matters. It's not a big job but cutting the stud is easier.
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Could washers or a bushing be used, instead of cutting it?
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stud will still stick out of the side if you use washers or a bushing. Most uncomfy to hands.
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