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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:37 am 
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You may, thankyou


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:41 am 
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I used to have a set of the mk2s, do they make a 2 finger model?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:50 am 
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Not exactly two finger, but I just bought some new ss5k levers and they are pretty neat and compact, not like the big ugly 90's Shimano offerings.

I'm going to try these first on my Caygill and if they don't work out I'll try some Shimano M600's which I like a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:45 am 
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Most where '2 finger' back then (early 90's). You had to buy cheap or look for 4 finger levers.

Best you can get are m900 or the XT/DX servowave equivalent. Not the lightest and you need to live with the shifter mount section or lop it off.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Everyone selling servo wave stuff says there v brake, could I have some numbers to definitely get canti ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:09 pm 
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ServoWave was originally a Canti Tech, they just used it a bit later for V's (craply for the M600 series as it wasn't really) and later it lost its 'wave' and what was servo I don't know ;-) Of course later again is back out on disc's

anyway.
XTR :M900, M910
XT :M092 (the original), M095, M737, M738
DX :M075

all 2 finger, but all will need the shifter hanger lopping of if you don't want them. some come of neater/easier than others


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:43 am 
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Thanks very much for that, very much appreciated


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