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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:31 am 
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Some good idea here. I think I will be also be on the look out for some broken shifters then.

I wonder if there is a design reason for the weight of brake levers or is it possible to make a set that is the weight I want and still be durable? Either way what I want is going to need work. I think I will get a dremel and start with these 6401 levers and see how muh fat I can trim.

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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:26 am 
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To have so many broken Record parts, you need good contacts in Italy with pro teams: this is (the only thing) my boss is good at :-) I would advise against lowering the weight by drameling the body: we actually add weight and rigidity with glass fiber patches for good reason (!); we know from experience. I haven't counted, but I would say I made 15-20 pairs, the other mechanic about 5, we had this much demand for such custom brake levers in the last 3 years. You can buy Record levers only, but if you have a box full of discarded carbon lever brifters, then this is the more cost effective solution. And of course you have to put new hoods on it, so it can be any fashionable color the customer wants...


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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:08 am 
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Well maybe not the dremel then. I was hoping for an easy 100g but thats not going to happen is it. I will just use those Modolo levers when they turn up and accept the minisule 30g reduction. At least they look good.

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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I used a pair of vintage Dia Compe levers on a recent project. i did a little tuning and shaved off 12g per lever. Nothing extreme really, I just hollowed out the plastic housing with a dremel.

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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:40 am 
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peruffo, do you have a link to an online shop where we can get a hold of these brake levers you make? Or other details to order them?


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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 pm 
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We have no website and never done any international orders, I'll ask about it.

BTW the wastebin at pro teams are full of surprises: e.g. this is what I found after removing the bar tape...


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 Post subject: Re: Light brake levers
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:40 pm 
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Any news here? Thinking about trying something like this for a 1x10 build:

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(Via http://www.bike-air.com/Show-Your-Vinta ... 8-192.html )

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