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Interrupter brakes require the brake cable to angle away from the bar to meet the lever at the proper point as shown in the picture below. You can see the handlebar tape doesn't carry on closer to the center because if it did, and was wrapped tight, it would put a harsh bend in the cable. But it seems the right tiny bit of molded plastic to guide the cable off the bar right into the interrupters at the correct angle (shown in red on the left) would allow you to wrap the tape nice and tight right up to where the interrupter levers clamp on the bar.

Is there such a cable guide wedge thing? If not, has anyone made their own? It would be nice to bring the handlebar tape nicely finished right up against the interrupter clamp.

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I've noticed and been annoyed by that too! I think my Tektro levers have a bit less of a gap, though. –  WTHarper May 4 '14 at 13:53
If you know someone with a woodshop, it would be possible to easily fashion something out of wood. Would also be an easy task for a 3D printer. –  Kibbee May 4 '14 at 16:59
Or a lump of Sugru, or epoxy putty, or modelling clay, or some sort of thermoplastic material. –  vclaw May 4 '14 at 20:43
@WTHarper I can see in that pic there are shims between the brakes and bar. Without the shims the gap would be smaller. –  obelia May 4 '14 at 23:48
using google image search it seems that most people just wrap over the cables without any problems - the wedge isn't necessary. In your case I'd be tempted to wrap under the cable since the shims add to the gap. –  Mσᶎ May 4 '14 at 23:51

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