|Screw threads go through red hole in brake lever. |
Notice that the clamp is stretched towards the threads.
|Nut tightens the screw on the far side of red hole.|
|An attempt to protect the handlebar with some painters tape.|
|Just a small turn demonstrates the relative |
size of the clamp to the 23.8 mm handlebar.
|The marring from an earlier attempt.|
- Just insert the clamp as is scratching the handlebar along the way. Afterward, it will be wrapped in handlebar tape thereby hiding the scratches.
- Use another set of brake levers. However, I'd strongly prefer keeping the entire group together.
- Find replacement brake clamps.
Loose Screws and Nuts -- at least until they sell all of their stock and close -- has some replacement Shimano and Dia Compe clamps. Anyone know a good fit for the classic Shimano brake lever? Alternatively, is there another strategy for using the old clamps that avoids marring the handlebars?