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Brake lever spring
#1
Hello,

I was trying to put in a new brake wire on a mountain bike Next Px 4.0 24".

Unfortunately I disassembled the brake lever (though it was not required to obviously).

Anyways now that I try to reassemble it, the brake lever spring mechanism is not working. The brake lever is of 'Sun run' brand (Chinese company).

Since I dont have a lot of time on my hand, I am thinking about getting a new brake lever. How do I know if it would fit on the bike's metal handle ?

I am looking to buy a cheap brake lever ? Any suggestions ?

Thanks y'all.
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#2
Measure the handlebar diameter. Most brake levers should work, sometimes you need shims, but they should come with the levers. For one of my bikes my LBS had a pair of used Avid break levers lying around that I could have for... dunno... a fiver or so. Just make sure that you get a lever for the style of brkaes you have, V-brakes (linear pull) and Cantilever breaks need different levers!
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#3
Thanks for your reply. It says that Px 4.0 has a V-brake installed.

I found this on amazon. http://amzn.com/B001GSMJF4

It doesnt mention for what type of brake system it is for (V or cantilever). Any ideas?
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#4
(09-24-2013, 11:03 AM)sab456 Wrote:  Thanks for your reply. It says that Px 4.0 has a V-brake installed.

I found this on amazon. http://amzn.com/B001GSMJF4

It doesnt mention for what type of brake system it is for (V or cantilever). Any ideas?
That one will not work; it is "short pull". V-brakes (and most mechanical disc brakes) need "long pull" aka linear.

This one will work:
http://www.amazon.com/Tektro-319A-BMX-Linear-Brake/dp/B000V6TYRI/
Nigel
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#5
(09-24-2013, 11:43 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  That one will not work; it is "short pull". V-brakes (and most mechanical disc brakes) need "long pull" aka linear.

This one will work:
http://www.amazon.com/Tektro-319A-BMX-Linear-Brake/dp/B000V6TYRI/

Hello

Thanks for your reply.

Can V-brakes be visually differentiated from Cantilever ? I am asking this as there is an old mountain bike lying around whose bike lever I could salvage and install on the Next PX 4.0.
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#6
Easily; take a look:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/bjd5054/blogs/flat_tyre/BRAKES.JPG
Nigel
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#7
(09-24-2013, 11:43 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  That one will not work; it is "short pull". V-brakes (and most mechanical disc brakes) need "long pull" aka linear.

This one will work:
http://www.amazon.com/Tektro-319A-BMX-Linear-Brake/dp/B000V6TYRI/

How would i know if this product would fit on a 24mm diameter bike metal bar ?
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#8
24mm OD is standard for most bars, except drop bars, it will fit. At worst, you'll need a shim.
Nigel
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#9
Thanks a lot to all of you guys for helping out. I was able to succesfully install a new brake lever on the bike. Brake system works great so far !
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