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Tektro lever install Qpitt83
Sep 24, 2003 5:26 PM
Tektro reccommends using one continuous piece of housing from their top lever all the way back to the brake. They also call for screw in out-board cable housing guides in the TT stops to route it. Almost every pic of a CX bike with these levers shows conventional install w/ the housing removed along the TT. Ideas? OK to not use the 1/2-assed housing guides?

If it makes a difference, I'm using 105 STI main levers, avid shorty 4 cantis and Tektro RX2.0 top levers.

re: Tektro lever install QWheelabrator
Sep 24, 2003 5:56 PM
I just installed the Tektro levers on my bike today. I have a Poprad with the convential housing removal along the top tube as you described and had no problems with the installation. The shop that I got the levers from has never installed them per the instructions either.

The braking performance seems to be on par when compared to just using standard levers, plus it will add versitility to the bike - singletrack descents will be more comfortable and more controlled. Best $25 spent in a long time.

re: Tektro lever install Qtriangleforge
Sep 25, 2003 5:38 AM
While it would probably have some advantages to run a full housing to the back brake -- namely eliminating the two most exposed entry points for water and grit -- I've never seen it done that way either.

I'm running the Tektro levers with the "normal" cable stops without issue.