Removing cables from Brompton brake levers (newer style).

rafiki

Retired Brit living in Spain
Location
Seville
I want to remove my 2019 brake levers and replace them with Shimanos. Looking at the current levers I can't see how the cable can be simply lifted out of the lever in the usual way, no slots. What am I missing? Bit of a nuisance to have to remove both brake cables completely.
 

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
If there are not any adjustment barrels then you’ll have to remove the cable from the caliper and thread It out.

I fitted Shimano BL-R550 levers on mine, they also benefit from adjustment barrels.
 

berlinonaut

Senior Member
I want to remove my 2019 brake levers and replace them with Shimanos. Looking at the current levers I can't see how the cable can be simply lifted out of the lever in the usual way, no slots. What am I missing?
Nothing. It is a design fault in my opinion.
 
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