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MrJim007
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TT brake levers

Postby MrJim007 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 20:39 pm

Noob wrencher question I know but having just received a pair of SRAM TT 500 brake levers whats the deal with fitting them?
Do they just sit in there using the tension on the cable?
And another daft question but the new frame has internal cable routing and has small palstic tubing installed, is this used to pull your cabling through the frame or should it be fed through the tubing?
Cheers.

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Monty Dog
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Re: TT brake levers

Postby Monty Dog » Tue Oct 09, 2012 20:52 pm

You use the threaded adjusters on the calipers to take up the slack. Leave the plastic liner tube installed, otherwise refitting a new inner cable is a nightmare without.
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Re: TT brake levers

Postby pdw » Tue Oct 09, 2012 22:05 pm

There's a manual on this page: http://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/500-tt-shifter. Looks like an expander plug to hold them in place.

MrJim007
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Re: TT brake levers

Postby MrJim007 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 22:10 pm

Cheers for the replies, got it sorted. The brakes also have an expander wedge arrangement, it appears you wind the inner housing in to adjust it and its just an interferance fit into the bars.
Thanks for the info regarding the housing through the frame, could have ballsed that right up!!


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