Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Spain and Gibraltar
Broken brake and clutch levers
I had just replaced a broken brake lever and got the bike looking "Ship Shape and Bristol fashion" and started riding up our driveway when our daft Dalmatian dog stopped in front of the bike.
I stopped but could not hold the bike on the hill and dropped it. the result was the new brake lever broke just below the end knob.
Rather than buy another lever I drilled through the knob then just over 3cms. into the brake lever. The brake lever I threaded with an M4 tap and opened and countersunk the hole through the brake lever knob.
The next step was to bolt the two pieces together using Nural 27 as the thread locker. The recessed bolt head and join were sanded down and sprayed satin black
The result was a better than new die-cast brake lever now reinforced with a threaded steel pin.