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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:13 pm 
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Little nephew has little hands[no suprise there]
On his new bike the levers are much too large for him to brake while keeping a tight hold of the bars
I know theres many parents here so id like to ask if any of you have recommendations for kid sized levers of decent quality :D
Thankee :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:02 am 
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Is there no screw to adjust them in? Hang on I will look at my lad's Islabike.......Tektro they are. I have taken a kid's bike to bits and have the levers somewhere. I will see if they are adjustable. Look for a screw sticking out of the body of the lever.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:28 am 
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If you're really nice to me, I'll have a spare set of AVid 2.0 spare, with reach adjustment....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:13 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
If you're really nice to me, I'll have a spare set of AVid 2.0 spare, with reach adjustment....


+ i'll return your generosity by sending you a box/tin of the best Butter Shortbread i can find :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:26 am 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Is there no screw to adjust them in? Hang on I will look at my lad's Islabike.......Tektro they are. I have taken a kid's bike to bits and have the levers somewhere. I will see if they are adjustable. Look for a screw sticking out of the body of the lever.

I know the screw your talking about + his dont have them unfortunately
Theyre some generic dross that the law shouldnt really allow fitted to any bike let alone a childs
I'm tempted to get him a set of 739' v's for the hell of it, coupled to some good street rubber to replace the usual generic dross that seem to be 50%plastic :evil:
I dont like these cheap made numbers that seem to be the only option for a kids bike

:oops: rant on cheap bike makers subsides :oops: But is simmering,just below the surface ready and willing...

COME BACK RALEIGH 'ALL IS FORGIVEN'


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:44 am 
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Tektro have the OK quality mini lever market cornered. Fitted to most mini and junior bmxs. Google tektro mini lever. not v expensive.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:41 am 
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Deore v levers can be adjusted to fit little hands, but I can't compare them to the Tektros.


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