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Help with ErgoPower levers(3 posts)

Help with ErgoPower leversKEN2
Oct 21, 2002 7:42 AM
My wife's Bianchi Eros bike has Campy Mirage Ergopower levers, approx. 1998 vintage (8 speed). She likes everything about the bike, except she has small hands and the reach is too far to the brake levers. I've tried moving the units slightly up and down the bar (regular curve, non-ergo bar), and they're in the closest place now, but still there's excessive reach to levers.

Anybody got ideas about perhaps a shim between lever and brake hood to make the "stop" closer, or some other solution?
New handlebars: Shallow, Ergo, try some out to see (nm)Spunout
Oct 21, 2002 9:02 AM
re: Help with ErgoPower leversChunky
Oct 21, 2002 1:07 PM
There are a few women's handlebars - Terry T-Bar, Salsa, Deda 4Girls (don't laugh!) with shorter reach. I've used Terry before. It worked better than any bar w/ traditional bend. The downside is that it weighs almost 13 oz.

According to Deda's website, Deda 4Girls only comes with 39 outside-to-outside. Someone I know uses it and loves it. If your wife has small built, that'd be something to consider.

They all cost about $40.