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question about brake lever/handlebar diameter compatability

alex16zxalex16zx Posts: 153
edited September 2009 in Road beginners
So I'm putting together a cyclocross bike and want to have brake levers on the top of the bars, as well as the drops. I want to use some old levers i have from a MTB. now i know that the diameters of mtb bars and drop bars are different at the clamp point but what about the rest of the bar? i know mtb bars are 22.2mm along the rest of the bar but i can't seem to find that fact for drop bars, only the clamp size! so can anyone help?

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