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Tips for installing cross levers
#1
Any tips/suggestions for installing cross-type (supplemental) brake levers on typical road bike drop bars?

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#2
Which levers do you want to install?

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#3
I have a set of Paul Component Engineering cross levers on order (see http://www.paulcomp.com/crosslever.html). It looks rather simple -- cut the housing, insert the lever, etc. I'm just curious if there are any hidden "gotcha's" waiting for me.

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#4
Thanks for the pic. Those look pretty straight forward... I'd just be double-sure you have the levers in a comfortable position before you install the bar tape. Maybe try riding around without the tape for a while first so you can make minor adjustments.

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#5
Thanks Alex, I'll let you know how it goes.
Speaking of bar tape... I've watched your handlebar wrapping video (several times) -- lots of good info there. Does the technique change at all for leather-style (i.e. Brooks) tape?

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#6
Brooks tape? Nice! As far as I know it should be the same procedure.

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