Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-11, 12:59 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Socal. 909
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Brake Lever question

Hi everyone! I'm brand new to the forum and the fixed gear scene! i've been lurking around the forms the last few days and theres an amazing/knowledgeable community here, and I've learned alot from all the posts (not to mention killing hours at a time reading threads). I just recently purchased my first FG (09 KHS Flite 100) and a set of origin 8 brake calipers, and an avid 7 speed dial lever. I just got back to my bike and found out that the diameter for the brake lever was too small for my drops, but good thing i purchased from amazon so i can return them. Any tips on finding the right fit for the lever? because i noticed that levers on amazon dont have the specs for the inside diameter. I'm kinda close to just running brakeless because i learned how to skid, but you never know when you need em for an emergency! Thanks again for any input you guys can give.

My brake lever inside diameter is too small. How do i find the right size?
Kamishiru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-11, 01:22 AM   #2
Goes to 11.
striknein's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wichita, KS, USA
Bikes: 2015 Soma Double Cross
Posts: 2,548
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cross lever, 26.0 diameter. That or a set of road levers.

If the diameter isn't listed, don't buy them.
striknein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-11, 02:30 AM   #3
Chainstay Brake Mafia
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
you bought a lever for a mountain bike.. you need to buy a lever for a road bike.

and even then road bikes have different diameters.. lol

Last edited by frantik; 04-25-11 at 02:38 AM.
frantik is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:04 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.