I'm currently trying to change up my brakes and possibly my shifters to something similar, yet different. I have a 78 Schwinn Le Tour III and I want some brake levers that are a little, tighter. I can't really rely too much on the lever for the top of the bars because they are kinda worn out and old. Are there new age suicide lever style breaks out there that I could put on? I would also like a design that allows me to hide the cable under the padding.
If no lever out there exist that has some sort of better technology with the same style, could you recommend a good lever where I can at least hide the cable under the wrap?
Do I have to upgrade my shifters if I up grade to a higher end lever?