I have an old schwinn mesa with tektro v-brakes. The rear brake is spongy and has to be pulled almost till it hits the handlebar before it brakes. Once it does engage it brakes well but it shouldnt need that much pull to brake right? Here are some questions I have. Also feel free to leave any other comments/suggestions for me. Thanks in advance.
1. Does the brake cable strech with time and if so how do you know if you need to replace the cable?
2. Once I pull the brake lever and release it it doesnt tighten back up all the way (spring back to its normal spot). What would cause this, do I need a new lever or parts?