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The brakes on my daughters GMC Denali road bike are too far of a reach for her. I tried bending the levers but it is still just awkward to her hands down there. is there another set up that might work with the down handle bars?

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You can loosen the tensioner and then put some wire ties (zip ties) to hold them part the way down so she can reach them you can also get different break handles a t a bike shop.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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