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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:11 pm 
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I'm replacing the old deep drops on my vintage Claud Butler for something a bit more comfortable, maybe the Nitto Noodle.

I'd also like to upgrade the levers too, to ones that sit higher on the drop curve. This is what I currently have:
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And this is the setup I'd like:
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Can anyone help me find a pair of ergonomic brake-only levers/hoods that don't cost the earth?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:58 pm 
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look for tektro and/or cane creek, they're about the only ones that make something like thar I think. maybe velo-orange too.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Sram do a 900 series lever for non geared applications
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Cheers guys. I've never bought road levers before, do the clamp angles vary to enable fitting higher up the drops? Some of the cheaper/more basic ones I've found online look like the clamp is perpendicular to the lever blade.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:52 pm 
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You can put any lever in any position. The clamp angles don't vary enough to make a significant difference.
You just loosen it off and slide it to where you want it. Then redo the bar tape.

The shape of the hood is another matter altogether!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Ah ok! Thanks.

Yep, you pay for comfort, eh?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Shimano do the Ultegra R600 levers which look a little more traditional
Available at CRC for £39.99

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:36 pm 
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cheap'n'cheerful http://www.vintagebicyclerebuilds.com.a ... brakes.htm been using a set for a while no issues, ever consider a set of moustache handle bars


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Hmm no I think I like riding on the hoods for road riding and fast touring!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:21 pm 
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foz wrote:
look for tektro and/or cane creek, they're about the only ones that make something like thar I think. maybe velo-orange too.


+1 .... although I think Cane Creek are basically Tektro. There's some from Dia-Compe too, but they don't look unlike what you have already.


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