Old 08-03-14, 11:07 AM
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I assume you have lined housings, if not get them.

Usually there's decent action on these, unless they're packed with a stiff grease or oil which adds drag. The #1 cause of friction is a poor cut at the ends which has the wire dragging on a compressed bit of the spring coil. #2 is poor fit or alignment where housing meets the lever body (and at all fittings).

Note that cable friction is cumulative and the spring is light action so this may only be the final straw in a system that has friction in other places.
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