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Old 07-09-13, 05:06 PM
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Side Pull Brake Problem

I'm installing side pull brakes on a vintage Falcon frame using Dia-Compe aero levers combined with Cross Creek Crosstop levers. The front brake was no problem but on the rear when I apply the brake for the first time the cable button at the other end pops out of the groove/hole inside in the aero lever handle. When I do apply the brake the shoes make contact with the rim once but then will not spring back away from the rim. I'm thinking there is some extra friction somewhere but I have done the same job many times on other bikes and never had this problem. What are the possibilities for me to check out?
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