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Dia compe aero lever ???(4 posts)

Dia compe aero lever ???hdnoise
May 14, 2003 6:31 PM
I am rebuilding an older colnago, super record except brake levers... How does one remove the diacompe levers? I am familiar with Campy but these are different. I removed the screw through the hole in the lever (discovering it to be spring loaded!) I thought this would allow me to push the pin through from one side of the body to the other... like campy, but it ain't moving and I don't want to force it. Who knows about these??? By the way, the levers are painted white and the exposed portion of the body is black with a cool little pinstripe like "A" form....Hoods are substantial and comfortable, almost like old Modolos...

Thanks.
re: Dia compe aero lever ???M_Currie
May 19, 2003 7:16 PM
As far as I know, the only thing you should have to do with these is to loosen the bolt and pull up on the lever (or perhaps wiggle it around), and this should relax the clamp and allow you to slip the lever off. As I recall, you can't take the lever off without sliding it off the bar. You shouldn't have to disassemble it, though, and it's generally advisable not to remove the bolt, because it can be hard to get back in.
re: Dia compe aero lever ???hdnoise
May 24, 2003 7:44 PM
Thanks, but I'm talking about leaving the body on the bars and removing just the lever itself. (This allows for an easy replacement of hoods.)
re: Dia compe aero lever ???M_Currie
May 24, 2003 8:05 PM
I don't know how they come apart, but you don't have to do that to put new hoods on. I just did this on my Suntour Superbe Pro (really Gran compe) levers, and the hoods just stretch right over.