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Changing brake lever advice

mark62mark62 Posts: 123
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Is it possible to swap the lever on my sons Hayes Sole with a Shimano Deore M525 lever?

He has Deores on the rear and Hayes Sole on the front, would tidy things up with matching levers and we've been offered a front Deore lever f.o.c.

Cheers
cheers

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    sorry nope.

    for many reasons they will not work.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • mark62mark62 Posts: 123
    OK, glad I checked here first as I just assummed they'd fit.
    Thanks
    Mark
    cheers
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    i will cover the issues, the two braking systems use different fluid and the rubber seals in the brakes are fluid specific and using the wrong fluid can cause the rubber seals to swell and fail.

    also the sole is a single sided brake and the deore brakes are dual sided so the piston areas are different so the master pistons will also be a different size.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • mark62mark62 Posts: 123
    Thanks, yet another lesson learnt.
    Cheers
    cheers
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