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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Just popped on Deore thumb shifters and brake levers. Which should go on first or does it matter. Combination I have sits better with brakes closest to stem but seems odd compared to pics I can find.

Will Style Police come calling? Again :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Depends on the type of levers. 2 or 1 finger brake lever blades would generally get mounted outboard, longer ones inboard. Plus there's an element of personal preference.

I think the style police are generally only interested if you don't have them angled down far enough so the back of your hands aren't roughly in line with your forearms - horizontal, or so low your elbows are round your ears would earn a good pistol whipping on the way to the cells ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:14 am 
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Put the shifters on first (closest to the centre of the bars), then the brake levers, then the grips.
Anything else is just weird.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:37 am 
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For thumbies the tight clearances of the cable exit from the clamp usually means they have to go inboard. It's slightly awkward if you have big levers like older Maguras.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:42 am 
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Hmmmm. Looks like I got it wrong again! They sit ok with brakes inboard? Will put cables on ths morning and post a pic. Bit weird but other way round was worse.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:56 am 
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would have said shifters (inboard), then brakes, if look at where shifter pods sit on the combi levers it's inboard to levers.


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