Dia-Compe 287-V levers and side pull brakes



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Dan Daniel

Guest
Thanks to people's help, I now know that I picked up a pair of
Dia-Compe 287-V brake levers today.

I need aero levers for a bike that I am putting together. I have some
RSX (or RS-100?) dual pivot standard reach brakes. And I still have
the original brakes from the bike, 105 single pivot side pull brakes
from the late '80s- BR-1050. Looking around the internet, it looks as
if the 287-v levers aren't recommended for dual pivot brakes.

Anyone know how they would work with the single pivot side pulls? The
105 brakes are in good shape, and I think that they have more fender
clearance than the RSX dual pivots, so using them has some advantages.

My other option is to get standard aero brake levers for this bike's
setup and save/sell the Dia-Compes.
 
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Nick Payne

Guest
"Dan Daniel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Thanks to people's help, I now know that I picked up a pair of
> Dia-Compe 287-V brake levers today.
>
> [omitted]...
>
> Anyone know how they would work with the single pivot side pulls? The
> 105 brakes are in good shape, and I think that they have more fender
> clearance than the RSX dual pivots, so using them has some advantages.


They have less mechanical advantage, so you will need a stronger hand to get
the same braking force at the rim compared to a normal aero lever.

Nick
 
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dianne_1234

Guest
On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:41:11 -0700, Dan Daniel
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Thanks to people's help, I now know that I picked up a pair of
>Dia-Compe 287-V brake levers today.
>
>I need aero levers for a bike that I am putting together. I have some
>RSX (or RS-100?) dual pivot standard reach brakes. And I still have
>the original brakes from the bike, 105 single pivot side pull brakes
>from the late '80s- BR-1050. Looking around the internet, it looks as
>if the 287-v levers aren't recommended for dual pivot brakes.
>
>Anyone know how they would work with the single pivot side pulls? The
>105 brakes are in good shape, and I think that they have more fender
>clearance than the RSX dual pivots, so using them has some advantages.
>
>My other option is to get standard aero brake levers for this bike's
>setup and save/sell the Dia-Compes.


Dia-Compe 287-V levers will require even greater hand strength with
single pivot brakes than they do with dual pivot brakes. Not
recommended. :-(

Considered buying some "ordinary" aero levers? See
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3674420413

And there are many more like that.
 
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Jeff Wills

Guest
Dan Daniel <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Thanks to people's help, I now know that I picked up a pair of
> Dia-Compe 287-V brake levers today.
>
> I need aero levers for a bike that I am putting together. I have some
> RSX (or RS-100?) dual pivot standard reach brakes. And I still have
> the original brakes from the bike, 105 single pivot side pull brakes
> from the late '80s- BR-1050. Looking around the internet, it looks as
> if the 287-v levers aren't recommended for dual pivot brakes.
>
> Anyone know how they would work with the single pivot side pulls? The
> 105 brakes are in good shape, and I think that they have more fender
> clearance than the RSX dual pivots, so using them has some advantages.
>
> My other option is to get standard aero brake levers for this bike's
> setup and save/sell the Dia-Compes.


Your last option is the best. All sidepull brakes, either single- or
dual-pivot, use the same amount of cable pull.

Jeff