This is awesome. I remember being bugged by the corner of some Tektro R200
levers I had mounted on Woodchippers way back when. I also currently have
a pair of Salsa Cowbell bars in the box that, while they don't flare as
much as the Cowchippers, might present a similar issue, along with those
same R200 levers (I still have a couple of pairs). This inspires me to do
some filing if they do.
Question, maybe one for once you've ridden it some more: does the hood have
a noticeably looser fit now?
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:04:16 PM UTC-7, Bill Lindsay wrote:
> My new Monstercross build has Salsa Cowchipper bars, which I love. The
> only tiny negative for me was the way the slanted brakelevers fit in my
> hand. I use SRAM S500 levers, which have a flattish top. With the
> Cowchipper bars, the brakelevers are slanted radically, and the corner of
> that flattish top is now on top of the brakelever, and it digs into my palm
> when I'm on the hoods. Here's a photo to help illustrate what I'm talking
> The top corner of that trailing edge of the brakelever body has a lump to
> it. I've got some experience modding brakelevers, so I'm not shy about
> it. I peeled back the brakelever hood, cut away a little patch of the
> shellacked cloth tape to expose that top corner, and went at it with a flat
> It's totally OK to do some sculpture on the plastic bodies of your
> brakelevers, if you want to do that. I did a short mountain bike ride with
> the new shape this morning and it was tons better. I might scrub away a
> little more material, or I might be done.
> Bill Lindsay
> El Cerrito, CA
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