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Campag veloce brake lever reach

stumpmagnetstumpmagnet Posts: 88
edited July 2014 in Road general
Couldn't get the lever close enough for comfortable reach with my short podgy fingers so I had a play with the little pins you push in and out (these give you only two reach options) drilled and tapped the pin for a 3mm grub screw can adjust to what ever I like now :D
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  • animal72animal72 Posts: 251
    I thought the pin was to open the brake calliper to let you get the wheel out.

    Neat solution though.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    animal72 wrote:
    I thought the pin was to open the brake calliper to let you get the wheel out.

    This is true. I think Stumpmagnet is going to have to wait for his pads to wear down if he wants to take the wheels off without deflating the tube!

    Of the modification was made to the pin on the outside of the lever, with a long grub screw it could be made to work so that it allowed reach adjustment and removal of the wheels (though it would still be fiddly).
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  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    I often suffer from these problems too, i'm part Native American and my tribe is from northern Minnesota, we are about as close to Eskimo's as you can be. I struggle with most levers, and i'm going to see if I can try this remedy at home, albeit I have Shimano running gear on the bike, not Campagnolo.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    Couldn't get the lever close enough for comfortable reach with my short podgy fingers so I had a play with the little pins you push in and out (these give you only two reach options) drilled and tapped the pin for a 3mm grub screw can adjust to what ever I like now :D
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    Should work fine with Shimano brake calipers :lol:

    Neat idea but I do wonder how you will get the wheels off?
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  • To be honest I never had a problem getting the wheels out with the pins left in place I have the brakes set quite open so that the pads aren't that close to the rims, I was going to put the screws on the outside but it looked better on the inside. Of course you can just pop the pins out and turn them around and fit them with the longer screws.
  • paulbnixpaulbnix Posts: 475
    This looks like one time that SRAM has the advantage.
    Even the base Apex levers have allen key adjustable reach setting.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    paulbnix wrote:
    This looks like one time that SRAM has the advantage.
    Even the base Apex levers have allen key adjustable reach setting.

    Though Campag have shorter brake hoods in the first place.

    As for getting the tyres out - there probably is enough adjustment in the nut on the caliper to allow them to be opened far enough irrespective of pad wear. An irritation but hardly a big deal.
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