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    BB7 MTB calipers with some road levers??

    Will it work?

    Short story... have a mountain bike with BB7 MTB setup, but considering upgrading to hydraulic if I can make this work. I want to throw my BB7s on a commuter mtb I am building with drop bars. I don't need amazing modulation for this purpose (although I want it if possible) but don't want on/off brake action either. Does anyone have any insight?

    Thanks! And if I can pull this off, what would be the best levers (considering the WTB mountain drop bars)?

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    You will need the road version of the BB7's for the brakes to properly work with drop bar brake levers.

    Uses a different cable pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    You will need the road version of the BB7's for the brakes to properly work with drop bar brake levers.

    Uses a different cable pull.
    Or add a QBP/Problem solvers "Travel Agent" which goes inline along the cable.

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    Last edited by cobba; 04-13-2011 at 08:33 PM.

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    Thanks guys! I knew something had to exist.

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    tektro rl520 levers are v/linear/disc brake compatible levers for drop bars (same as the cane creek)... $20-25


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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba
    Correct. For some reason I had it in my head he was using integrated levers.

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