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    Hope Brake Lever Rattle?

    Thinking on getting Mono Minis. Does anyone here have a problem with lever rattle? I had some V-brakes at one time and the rattle of the levers drove me crazy!
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    Yeah, I've had my Mini's (same lever as the Mono's) for a couple of years now and they've always rattled. You can adjust the bolts so they don't rattle, but they also don't move

    It's probably my only complaint about Hope's.

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    Usually by adjusting the bolt for the lever you will get rid of the play and rattle. Else you can replace the nylon bushes on the lever. If the bronze bushes are worn you can replace them too.

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    Third to clarify...

    Quote Originally Posted by WOY
    Usually by adjusting the bolt for the lever you will get rid of the play and rattle. Else you can replace the nylon bushes on the lever. If the bronze bushes are worn you can replace them too.

    Yeah, my mini's rattled out of the box, but careful adjustment of the lever bolt brought the perfect balance between friction & noise. Now I'm working on silencing the cables along the frame, but what a difference already. Bike feels & sounds solid.
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    My levers never rattled

    Quote Originally Posted by 105millimetersofpleasure
    Now I'm working on silencing the cables along the frame,.....
    But the hose for the rear brake did make a lot of noise slapping the top tube. Part of the problem was the design of my hose guides on my FSR. Thankfully it's fixed now because on fast decents it was maddening!

    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64

    Thinking on getting Mono Minis. Does anyone here have a problem with lever rattle? I had some V-brakes at one time and the rattle of the levers drove me crazy!
    BTW, I think the levers are the best thing about the hopes, so if that's your only concern, go ahead and buy with confidence.

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