Re: [CR]Brake Mounting Help - Please

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Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 08:38:40 +0200 (CEST)
From: Sergio SERVADIO <>
To: Eric Elman <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Brake Mounting Help - Please
In-Reply-To: <000b01c5d512$6a5992f0$449cbc46@ownerejujeippx>

On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Eric Elman wrote:
> The Raysport is nearly built.
> I've been trying to mount the brake levers (Campagnolo NR) and the piece
> that slips over the bar and attaches the lever body, just won't fit onto the
> bar. The bars are Fiamme from the earlyish 70's. Both the bar and the
> brake gizmo are NOS. I can barely get the gizmo on 1/8" and she gets stuck.
> Tight as can be. Never had this problem before.

Obvious suggestions, first. Check the roundedness of that piece and that it should not have too sharp edges. Rotate it as you push it on, as to find the best orientation with respect to the bent (and never perfectly round) handlebar tubing. Clean the handlebar thouroughly.

Should all these not be sufficient, get a better handlebar.

Pisa, Toscana