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Old 07-09-13, 05:09 PM
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cny-bikeman 
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You have likely made the housing too short, so that when the housing follows the caliper arm down it pulls the other end out of the lever. The same problem can cause poor or uneven return. If the button pops out when you release the lever then the cable has too much friction or the brake caliper pivots are too tight.
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