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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:01 pm 
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can you use a newer set of levers on some c2 calipers?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:25 pm 
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I think this was up a while ago?

I dont think you can. Something to do with open and closed systems?

But i may be wrong.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:38 pm 
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You might be able to....

If I remember correctly, they did two systems....the closed (C2) and the open (O2). Both were the same, the only difference was the top cap of the lever; the C2 had a dial whereas the O2 had a cap with no adjuster (the same as on the DH4 and E4).

As far as I can remember, the calipers were the same. In theory, if you used a Mini lever you would convert your closed system into an open one.

I may be wrong....it might be worth trauling the net for a bot.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:43 am 
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You can but you may get a lot of lever travel. There are springs in the C2 which pull the pistons back. The open system will allow the fluid to return when the pistons to retract.

I haven't tried it (yet) but I'd be interested to know how it goes. Personally I was just going to take the springs out and hope they retract enough not to rub that badly.


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