how to modify shimano existing brake levers

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how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by solera ebiker » Nov 09 2017 11:45am

Looking for guidance on how to add, if possible, micro cut-off switches to my current Diamond Back hybrid. I am going to convert it to and ebike, however, the shimano index shifter and break lever are incorporated into one unit on both bar ends.

Is there a retrofit kit, and or parts source, to add the microswitch cutoffs, into an existing brake lever. The brake levers from the ebike conversion kit will not work on my existing set up. Thanks

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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by Drunkskunk » Nov 09 2017 1:03pm

No kit exists to my knowledge, but You could modify the brake levers you have, if you can make your own brackets to mount the brake switch below the brake handle body and add a contact plate to the handle. But that is doing it the hard way.

The easy way is to add an inline switch to the brake cable. Several different vendors sell them. this is a link to the first one I found. There may be better versions or better vendors out there.

http://www.greenbikekit.com/hidden-wire ... ensor.html

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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by Chalo » Nov 09 2017 1:53pm

Luna Cycle sells switches and magnets for retrofitting conventional brake levers. They are equipped with nice quality plugs that might or might not work with your system. The setup comes with double stick tape, but would be better with epoxy putty or hot glue.
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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by 2WheelsMovesTheSoul » Nov 09 2017 3:18pm

Well you picked the right place to ask. The peeps who run this here forum have what you are looking for.

http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/tripwire.html

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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by markz » Nov 09 2017 3:53pm

2WheelsMovesTheSoul wrote:Well you picked the right place to ask. The peeps who run this here forum have what you are looking for.

http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/tripwire.html

Nice, looks like a great product.

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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by Drunkskunk » Nov 09 2017 7:00pm

2WheelsMovesTheSoul wrote:Well you picked the right place to ask. The peeps who run this here forum have what you are looking for.

http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/tripwire.html

Nice, I hadn't seen that yet. Looks much better than the one I found.
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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by markz » Nov 09 2017 7:18pm

Drunkskunk wrote:
2WheelsMovesTheSoul wrote:Well you picked the right place to ask. The peeps who run this here forum have what you are looking for.

http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/tripwire.html

Nice, I hadn't seen that yet. Looks much better than the one I found.
Ya know its going to be a top quality product if Grin Tech is selling it.

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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by solera ebiker » Nov 09 2017 11:34pm

Chalo wrote:Luna Cycle sells switches and magnets for retrofitting conventional brake levers. They are equipped with nice quality plugs that might or might not work with your system. The setup comes with double stick tape, but would be better with epoxy putty or hot glue.
Thanks. I emailed them, they said they dont carry anything like that. If you can locate it on Luna's site and link me in, i'd appreciate it.

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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by Chalo » Nov 10 2017 2:06pm

solera ebiker wrote:
Chalo wrote:Luna Cycle sells switches and magnets for retrofitting conventional brake levers.
Thanks. I emailed them, they said they dont carry anything like that. If you can locate it on Luna's site and link me in, i'd appreciate it.
https://lunacycle.com/bafang-hydraulic- ... rake-pair/
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Re: how to modify shimano existing brake levers

Post by solera ebiker » Nov 10 2017 2:41pm

Chalo wrote:
solera ebiker wrote:
Chalo wrote:Luna Cycle sells switches and magnets for retrofitting conventional brake levers.
Thanks. I emailed them, they said they dont carry anything like that. If you can locate it on Luna's site and link me in, i'd appreciate it.
https://lunacycle.com/bafang-hydraulic- ... rake-pair/
Thanks, works for me.

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