thanks for replying
actually, i already have quite a few noodles as well as flex noodles
I prefer not to use them here, because i feel that while they enable a sharp cable bend; this is only treating the 'symptom', not the actual problem.
the real issue is that the cable angle is deflected as the lever rotates;
high quailty levers, such as the Salsa Halter Top avoid this by adding a pivot to the houseing stop, such that as the lever moves the cable continues to exit on the same straght path without bending.
this allows less routing interference as well as less fatigue on the cable over time.
does anyone know of any other levers which use this design? or of a place which might still have old stock of the Salsa Halter levers?
ebay is giving me nothing....
once I did see a different cross lever with this feature on a customers bike; but it was un-branded OEM....