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Brake lever advice.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by fosmaal, 21 May 2008.

  1. fosmaal

    fosmaal New Member

    I need some drop bar brake levers for a bike with cantilever brakes. All the ones I have looked at seem to be for v brakes or calliper. As I understand these will not work well enough with cantilever brakes due to "mechanical advantage" issues.

    Can anybody point me in the right direction?

    Thanks
     
  2. Side pull calipers and cantilevers have the same cable pull, it's V brakes which differ. V brake levers for drop bars are quite rare actually.
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Sorry, don't know if Mickle has directed you to these already, I can't see his posts any more for some reason.

    These are the babies you are after, I have some and use them every day, they work.

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=70
     
  4. fosmaal

    fosmaal New Member

    Dom thanks for the reply but it's levers for canti's that i need. :smile:

    So Mickle, you are saying that I should be able to use any standard drop bar brake levers with cantilver brakes?

    Just want to get it right, there is a lot of conflicting info out there.
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    yes :biggrin:
     
  6. What Steve said ;)
     
  7. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
  8. fosmaal

    fosmaal New Member

    Thanks for the help appreciated.:biggrin: