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Road non-QR calipers with MTB levers- can it be done?(4 posts)

Road non-QR calipers with MTB levers- can it be done?Auriaprottu
Nov 17, 2002 10:45 AM
I'm putting together a bike that with a road frame and a Scott AT-4 Pro bar (looks kinda like an aero bar, but takes MTB brake levers). I plan on using some Campy calipers, but they have no QR, as Campy puts the QR on the lever. Is there a way to use MTB brake levers and still remove the wheel? Does any manufacturer make MTB levers with a QR? I could go with some Tektro calipers that have QRs, but I'd rather use as much Campy as possible. Thanks in advance.
Here's a thoughtKerry
Nov 17, 2002 4:42 PM
Depending on the cable pull of those levers, you may easily be able to leave your brakes adjusted so that you can get your wheels out without needing a QR. I have 23 mm tires and Campy Ergo Record '98 levers. I leave them wide enough so that I can take the wheels out without opening the QRs and I have plenty of brake power. Plus, I can open the brakes even wider if I ever ding the wheel.
Here's a thoughtroadcyclist
Nov 18, 2002 2:28 AM
If there's an adjusting barrel on the caliper - set it up with the barrel all the way up. Screw the barrel down to slacken the cable when you need to remove the wheel.
re: Road non-QR calipers with MTB levers- can it be done?Bobha8
Nov 18, 2002 5:06 AM
You should be able to leave the calipers open far enough to install large tires, mtb lever's (v-brakes compatible) have about twice the throw as road and canti levers.