one of the plastic retainers on my bike is cracked and it's a hassle setting up the brakes properly.
Which V-brakes, preferably readily available and not too expensive, do not use plastic spring retainers? I've looked at avid, shimano and tektro, but they all look like they have plastic that cracks.
I know for a fact that it's possible to make V-brakes or cantis that don't use the plastic retainer cups, like how it is on tektro CR-720 cantis which use a one piece spring. I just can't seem to distinguish cosmetic plastic covers from plastic spring retainers on any of the pictures I see.