Old 09-10-20, 07:42 PM
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Vefer
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If she is set on keeping the levers, Please change out the cables and housings to some new lined housings and die drawn stainless cables, you MUST also change out the brake pads to some new Kool Stop salmon pads. With the brakes adjusted properly it will stop pretty well. With the old pads and unlined housings there is no chance for any sort of decent braking. Aluminum rims will really improve things also. But the cables, housings and pads are the minimum!
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