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Which Brake Levers to buy?

Ali100Ali100 Posts: 2
edited July 2010 in Workshop
I have an 80's derailleur bicycle (no brand name). I want to change the drop handlebars to straight ones. I have bought the handlebars but I need to know what brake levers to buy. I have downtube shifters. The brake cable ends that are currently on my bike are 5mmx5mm (mushroom shape)

I'd be grateful if you could suggest which brake levers I should get to fit these cable ends..

Many thanks,


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Shimano R550 levers are suitable for calipers. Most MTB levers will work too, but need to be adjusted more carefully as the cable pull / actuation ratio is different.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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