I'm a relative noob when it comes to bikes and hope you can help with my problem.
I bought a new bike about 2 years ago and its basically been in storage until this week. The problem I'm having is that the brake lever doesn't return fully after applying the brake, which works fine (pic 1). If I pull cable where it goes into the lever then the lever returns to its normal position but the cable then extend further from the lever than it did previously (pic 2). If I move the cable at the lever back and forth it feels loose and moves the lever back and forth. One of the brakes wasn't springing away from the wheel fully when I removed the cable and I have had to tighten the adjustment screw fully to correct this.
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Thanks in advance