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    All work and no play... Oysterboy's Avatar
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    reverse pull levers

    Looking for a set of levers for my TT build. Will go on the bullhorn bars. I now understand that not all of them have reverse springs, like this should be considered optional??? Anyway, someone got a recommendation, wish I could afford carbons...
    MTB: 1998 Gary Fisher Joshua Z0. Stock except for Mavic 517 ceramic rims and removal of the stupid rear shock lockout. Totally old school and I like it that way.
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    Brake levers don't really need return springs as the return spring on the caliper will pull the levers back by the cable.
    Sorry, no recommendation on levers, but I wouldn't bother with the price premium to get carbon.

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    Real Men Ride Ordinaries fuzz2050's Avatar
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    just buy a pair of the basic tektro levers. They look, and work well.

    And while you don't need a spring, it can help with lever feel a lot, and can make up for a less than perfect cable run. I recommend it, but it's not essential.

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    fuzz, the tectros have return springs? While they may not be essential, not having them would be just plain weird
    MTB: 1998 Gary Fisher Joshua Z0. Stock except for Mavic 517 ceramic rims and removal of the stupid rear shock lockout. Totally old school and I like it that way.
    TT: 2003 Quintana Roo Tequilo. Built from frame up, a hodge-podge of mid to high-end components. This bike is fast, the engine is the limiting factor here.

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    people have fitted Brifters to cowhorn bars too, so there's that option.

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    Real Men Ride Ordinaries fuzz2050's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oysterboy View Post
    fuzz, the tectros have return springs? While they may not be essential, not having them would be just plain weird
    I have a pair of the Tektro RX 4.1, and they have a return spring. It's a wimpy little thing, but it's there.

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