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How do you remove this type of brake?

Old 04-25-08, 01:19 PM
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How do you remove this type of brake?

https://www.bianchiusa.com/07_san_jose.html

im about to switch handle bars and add different brakes...but I never looked at the brake lever on the San Jose...how do I take it off w/o ripping everything apart?
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Old 04-25-08, 01:24 PM
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Hello,
If you push your brake lever down and look inside the hood you'll see an allen bolt under there, loosen this bolt and the band that holds the lever on will come off...quite simple really....good luck
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Old 04-25-08, 01:27 PM
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you click this link and buy a different model:
https://www.bianchiusa.com/08_pista.html
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Old 04-25-08, 01:28 PM
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what makes the san jose brake lever any different than any other brake lever?
just loosen the brake cable, and unscrew behind the lever when it's fully depressed


or is the san jose just that much different?


edit: got beat to it d:

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Old 04-25-08, 01:35 PM
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dunno if its any differnt...I just didnt know where the bolt was...johnce took care of that


thanx!
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Old 04-25-08, 02:51 PM
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when you say you are going to put a different brake on you mean an invisible one dont you
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Old 04-25-08, 04:18 PM
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sooooo....how do I seperate the brake wire from the lever? hmmmm
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Old 04-25-08, 04:42 PM
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push the cable through the front of the lever. if it's corroded and stuck, you might have to pry it out with a screwdriver, and/or use wd-40.

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https://www.canecreek.com/drop-v-brake-levers.html

im talking about taking the housing and wire out of this lever...the end of the wire has a metal ball holding it in place...i dont see how to take that out so that I can keep the housing and brake wire intact
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Old 04-25-08, 06:20 PM
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like i said, push the cable through the front of the lever. you need to loosen the cable at the brake so you can do this.
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What kind of brakes are you going to put on?
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If you're going to flat/riser bars and mtb levers, you're going to need new cables anyway, those levers want a sort of sideways barrel instead of the cable end that road levers like.

Top is road-style, bottom is mtb-style.
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you have to remove the bar tape and release the wire from the brake caliper. Once its loose you can pull the whole wire from the front of the brake lever by pulling that little metal ball you're talking about, that's the head of the brake cable.
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Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
you have to remove the bar tape and release the wire from the brake caliper. Once its loose you can pull the whole wire from the front of the brake lever by pulling that little metal ball you're talking about, that's the head of the brake cable.
ok...and on the other end of the line there is a cable cap (the end thats connected to the caliper)..am I supposed to take that off so that it can be pulled thru the line?
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Old 04-25-08, 07:15 PM
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ended up taking it off...I see I need a pair of wire cutters though to get the wire through so that the wire is tight enough to get back through the housing
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you might be able to just re twist it with your fingers.
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
If you're going to flat/riser bars and mtb levers, you're going to need new cables anyway, those levers want a sort of sideways barrel instead of the cable end that road levers like.

Top is road-style, bottom is mtb-style.
im going to bullhorns w/ TT levers...i didnt even notice that the levers opening was different...guess ill be hittin up the lbs tomorrow
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