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    Pauls love lever compact and bb7 disc brakes

    I would like to hear from others using this combo.
    I currently use avid ultimate levers. I just don't like the play in the barrel adjuster. And I can't get the reach close enough for my hands. Otherwise they are great.

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    Wondered the same thing for my SS build. Went with Avid because they are cheap and predictable, but am still pondering the upgrade...if it is one.
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    It's a nice ride. I love it's simple beauty.
    The Avid levers are really nice. But have two shortcomings.
    A simple sd7 lever would solve all my issues , at 20$.
    I just prefer the nice CNC look and function

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    I've been really happy with the Cane Creek Direct Curve levers, used with BB7. I replaced the reach adjustment bolt with a longer bolt, which let me bring the reach very close to the bar where I like it.
    It never gets easier, you just go faster. -Greg LeMond
    I'm not as fast as I think I am. -JeffL

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    I will agree with you Mattbyke.. I hate the play and rattle you get in the Avids levers. I believe someone mentioned before you can put another plastic washer underneath to cut down on the play.
    One Gear Under God

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    The ultimates have no play in the lever . But the barrel adjusters have so much play that the first 1/4 of lever movement is wasted there. It's not a traditional design. And neither is the reach adjust. It's quite limited for small hands. That being said , with jagwire ripcord and perfect caliper set up. This system is very nice. The speed dial is the heart of this system. I'd miss that. But a traditional barrel adj. would increase feel. And the reach adj in the traditional location would give me perfect ergonomics. Thus my intrist in the Paul lever.

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    Yes they do work, and work very well.

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    I have had the Paul levers with BB7 brakes on my Pug for a month now. Reach is good, no rattle and better modulation than the Origin 8 levers I had to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbyke View Post
    I would like to hear from others using this combo.
    I currently use avid ultimate levers. I just don't like the play in the barrel adjuster. And I can't get the reach close enough for my hands. Otherwise they are great.
    This is my preferred setup and I've been using it for since 2010.

    On my Igleheart 953 SS:



    On my Ted Wojcik:



    On my Tomii:


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    Nice rides.
    I have ordered the levers

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