Join Date: May 2010
Location: IL - Northwest Chicago suburbs
Rep Power: 1
Drooped the 919 - broke the brake lever
I had my first ever drop in the last 4 years. Dropped my favorite bike...the 919. Went over in the parking lot. It was stupid of me. I was pulling a u turn into the space. As I was entering, I pulled the front brake too hard, and had the front wheel turned. Down it went....damnit I thought. Then I heard a metallic clink. Sure enough, I snapped be brake lever.
I figure dropping a bike comes with the territory. Plus at 5'6" I cant quite fully flat foot it.
Anyways, I've got just enough brake lever on it where I can still use the front brakes with 2 fingers. It hasnt really interrupted my riding too much.
Any suggestions on where to buy a replacement brake lever? The dealership wants $50.00 which seems like a lot. Should I pay it or buy some aftermarket lever?
Thanks all...this forum has been fantastic!