Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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As DaveSSS said, if the damage is only cosmetic, gentle sanding to smooth out the touch is all that's required. Don't get carried away, all you should care about is that it isn't rough to the touch.
Also take a minute to check both lever pivot ears on the body. These are usually the first to go when there's crash damage. If there's a crack in either ear, the lever needs to be rebuilt on to a new body, lest the brake lever fail complete in a hard emergency braking.
BTW- it your brake lever is damaged beyond just cosmetically, I have a few spares I can sell at less than the going rate.
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