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How to Repair the Brake Lever Grip on a Landrider Bicycle

    • 1). Locate the brake cable stop bolt of the brake controlled by the broken lever. Simply follow the cable that runs from the broken brake lever to where attaches to the front or rear brake caliper.

    • 2). Loosen the brake cable stop bolt using a 5mm hex wrench. The brake caliper will open on its own. Pull the cable out from beneath the cable stop bolt to give it some slack. Move back to the front of the bike. Pull the broken lever toward the bars (if possible) and detach the cable end from the lever. Since the lever is broken, you may need to bend it or parts of it out of the way to reach the cable end.

    • 3). Twist the handlebar grip off of the handlebar on the side with the broken lever. Landrider bikes use soft rubber grips, so they should twist off fairly easily with a little effort. If not a little WD-40 under the grip will help things along. Loosen the clamp bolt of the broken lever with a 5mm hex wrench and slide the lever mechanism off of the handlebars.

    • 4). Slide the new brake lever onto the bars into place where the old one was. Tighten the clamp bolt, securing the lever in place. Clean off the handlebar if you used WD-40 on it, then slide the handlebar grip back into place.

    • 5). Pull the brake lever toward the bars and attach the cable end of the brake cable you removed previously to the new mount. Move to the brake caliper and pull the cable taught underneath the brake cable stop bolt using needle nose pliers. Tighten the cable stop bolt to secure the cable in place.

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