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How to Remove Campagnolo Brake Levers

Updated April 17, 2017

Campagnolo brake levers are known for their power, accurate cable pull and dependability, but when accidents happen, a broken brake lever must be removed from the bicycle in order to be replaced. Prepare your bicycle for new Campagnolo brake levers by removing the old ones before taking your bike to your local bicycle shop.

Remove the bar tape from the side of the bar with the broken lever. Campagnolo levers do not simply come off the handlebar, and therefore the tape needs to be removed in order to slide them off.

Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the end cap on the handlebars, which the brake lever clamp can get stuck on.

With a 4mm Allen wrench, loosen the cable stop on the brake that the broken lever runs to. Remove any cable ends or crimps from the cable.

If the broken lever is a combination brake/shifter, also known as an STI lever, use a 4mm Allen wrench to also loosen the cable stop on the derailer, then remove the broken shifter. Remove the cable ends or crimps.

Insert a 4mm Allen wrench between the brake lever and the hood cover (the rubber piece your hands rest on while riding) to find the clamp bolt. Loosen this bolt considerably and slide the broken lever off the bars.

Remove any housing left attached to the bike frame.

Things You'll Need

  • 4mm Allen wrench
  • Flat head screwdriver
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Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., Justin Wash began his professional writing career in 2004 with an online freelance copywriting business. Over the years, he has written for a myriad of clients including China-Vasion and The Executives Closet.