Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
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Do not squeeze the lever body together. I would disassemble the lever and see if you can carefully widen the portion of the lever where the pivot passes through, so that it just fits in the lever body when the plastic bushings are in the holes. It would not be surprising on a bike that old that the levers would have been hit many times from the side, which could have distorted the levers.
Last edited by cny-bikeman; 10-05-10 at 04:08 PM.