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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:06 am 
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I need to knock up a flat-barred road bike.

I've got some old LX brake-gear flat-barred STis - designed for canti brakes. Will these work with normal road caliper brakes?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:15 am 
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dont see why not. My fixed wheel trainer is an mtb frame with 700C road forks, a weineman centrepull road front caliper and flat bars & all works ok.
Mrs used to have a roadbike and I put on flat bars and controls and that was ok too.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:21 am 
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they will work with normal brakes.

you might have shifting issues with the front mech if using a road mech as the cable pull is slightly different. it can be sorted via a trip to sheldon brown's website.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:30 pm 
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I did it, It was a straight swap over

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