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Tektro lever return spring...arrhhh.

Old 10-19-13, 11:54 AM
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Tektro lever return spring...arrhhh.

I have Tektro road levers for drop bars. These are the kind where you can push out the pivot pin and the lever comes off. Well that's all well and good, but when I do that, the return spring disengages from whatever it was attached to and becomes useless. I'd like to get it back right because just removing it actually decreases the performance of the lever. So whoever has this magic information, will you please for the love of god tell me what the secret is to re-installing a tektro lever. The inclusion of pictures would be great, but is not required. This is really frustrating because I'm usually pretty good at figuring these things out.

Thank you in advance you man of men if you have this information and are willing to share.
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Old 10-20-13, 06:50 PM
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No one?
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Old 10-20-13, 07:24 PM
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OK, I can't post pictures but I'll attempt to describe it in words.

The pivot pin has a plastic collar centered on the inside of the finger lever and the return spring is installed on the outboard side of this bushing with the pivot pin going through it's loops. The spring is oriented so the long leg is nearer to and rests against the inside of the finger lever and the shorter curved leg goes around the small Phillips screw in the bottom of the plastic body.

Use a long rod or punch to make it easier to install the finger lever, bushing and spring first then use the factory pin to push this "slave pin" out as you install it.
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Old 10-20-13, 08:11 PM
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Hillrider is the MAN! That's the ah-ha I needed. Works like a champ now. I was looking on the lever itself for the upper attachment. Thank you Sir!
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Old 10-21-13, 08:16 AM
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Your welcome. It's pretty straight forward once you see how it's done.
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