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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:25 pm 
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My brother wants a more upright position on his Dawes 80s steel road bike so is going to take a flat bar and short zero rise stem that I have spare. He has Shimano dual pivot side pull brakes, so which levers (lever only) should I look for for this setup?

I think I have an old pair of canti levers lying around, though I guess a newer pair of Avids with the speed dial all the way in should work ok too, right? Does anyone have a specific recommendation that they've found to work well?

Cheers, Gareth.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:56 pm 
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There's a whole load of stuff for so-called fitness bikes (road machines with flats to avoid frightening the gym rats with drop bars).

Shimano and Campag both do levers for them.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:12 am 
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XT SLR servowave canti-levers work very well with the Suntour single pivots on my hack.

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