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Old 10-02-10, 01:12 PM   #1
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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...
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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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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
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people have fitted Brifters to cowhorn bars too, so there's that option.
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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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