Anyway, I got round to fitting it today, and thought I'd do a little guide so anyone else that wants to fit one will know what's involved, which isn't much actually - it was pretty easy.
|Caterham Carbon Handbrake Lever from Carsten Filmer, Germany.|
|Caterham Handbrake Lever and Grip.|
|Removing grip from Caterham handbrake lever.|
|Original Caterham handbrake grip weighing 56g|
|The carbon handbrake grip weighing just 40g|
|Welding seams on underside of lever restricting fitment of the alloy sleeve ends.|
|Filing away the welding seams with my Dremel - nice sparking!|
|Cleaning handbrake lever with methylated spirits prior to carbon handbrake lever fitting.|
|Test fitting carbon handbrake grip.|
|Silicone applied to cap prior to insertion in the sleeve.|
I measured the length of the carbon sleeve and on mine it's 91mm in length. Carsten can make them in any size to order, and whilst I like the size of mine it could do with being perhaps 10mm shorter so that you can see both cap ends. But... Like I said I thought it was too long initially, however I've grown to like the length and how it fits.
|The finished carbon handbrake lever fitted to my Caterham R500 Duratec.|