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Missing bolt in my brake handle
Hi, I got a used bike, but there is a missing bolt in brake lever. If possible, I like to fix it myself. My one is road bike, SCHWINN-60639, and the missing bolt is for right brake lever, which is right part of the attached. Left one is good like the picture in left side of the attached.

What exact bolt do I need to fix it? And where can I buy it? I have no information on the bike; I'm very new here. Any advice would be welcomed.

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Aug 25, 2012 11:03 PM
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Bill Offline
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
Those are believed to be called safety levers. ebay usually carries them. As for the hardware (the screw) that holds it in some seller on ebay may have them. I think this is what you need... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Safety-Brake-Lever-Repair-Kits-Qty-2-/261087017108?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cc9ffb894

Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
Aug 26, 2012 05:51 AM
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y2silence Offline
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
It seems to be what I find.
Really, thank you.


(Aug 26, 2012 05:51 AM)Bill Wrote:  Those are believed to be called safety levers. ebay usually carries them. As for the hardware (the screw) that holds it in some seller on ebay may have them. I think this is what you need... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Safety-Brake-Lever-Repair-Kits-Qty-2-/261087017108?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cc9ffb894
Aug 26, 2012 06:59 AM
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Bill Offline
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
You are very welcome! Smile

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Aug 26, 2012 08:44 AM
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
(Aug 26, 2012 05:51 AM)Bill Wrote:  Those are believed to be called safety levers. ......

Now called SUICIDE levers, due to thier ineffective application of the brakes.

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Aug 26, 2012 10:01 AM
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Bill Offline
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
(Aug 26, 2012 10:01 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  
(Aug 26, 2012 05:51 AM)Bill Wrote:  Those are believed to be called safety levers. ......

Now called SUICIDE levers, due to thier ineffective application of the brakes.

You know I tried to think of that name for almost 20 mins Nigel lol. For nastalgia or restoration purposes they are ok Wink. Now they sell smaller mt brake levers that fit with a spice adapter.

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Aug 26, 2012 12:22 PM
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
(Aug 26, 2012 12:22 PM)Bill Wrote:  ...... Now they sell smaller mt brake levers that fit with a spice adapter.

AKA Cross Levers Smile

http://www.amazon.com/Tektro-RL720-Cross-Brake-24-0-mm/dp/B0015HH6AE/

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Aug 26, 2012 12:29 PM
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Bill Offline
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
Yup those are the ones !

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Aug 26, 2012 07:53 PM
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GeorgeET Offline
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RE: Missing bolt in my brake handle
Yeh 10-4 to what Nigel said. They were offered on low grade bikes for beginners. Never worked well. IMO pull the screw on the other side and remove them like most do. Bike will look sleeker.

Never Give Up!!!
Aug 27, 2012 10:31 AM
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