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 > about: > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z7LNsvKLJIA/Ws0AcqMVdoI/AAAAAAAADz0/0PBtRzz89vIX6HStDbmya99LxJQbRXo9wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0341.jpg> > > 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 > file. > > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t-DfzotdOow/Ws0KT_oPgdI/AAAAAAAAD0E/--nAne6U6Ac3E34WWPdKhpgf3nyWsuA-gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0342.jpg> > > 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 > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.