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New Pazzo levers - not sure about installation - please help
I just got a pair of new pazzo levers, and I'm concerned about the fit of the brake lever.
It just doesn't seem to fit like the stock lever. The only way I could get the pivot bolt to line up, seems to be in a position such that the lever makes contact, just a little, with the brake switch/plunger/button thingy.
As a result, when I squeeze the brake, I don't hear the "click" of the electrical switch activating the brake light. It's as if the brake is already applied beyond that point, with the lever fully forward. My rear light is taped up and the fuse is pulled (it's a track bike), so I don't know if it's actually on all the time. I'll put in a fuse tonight and test that.
The other issue is that the lever now travels very little distance to apply full braking force. On the one hand, I guess that's a benefit, but on the other hand, it seems excessive. When I roll the bike, it doesn't seem like the brakes are applied at all. But the least bit of pressure on the lever, and the brakes come on strong. Within I would say a centimetre or two, I'm at full brakes and the lever won't move any more. This seems very, very sensitive, and I'm a little worried about how hard that's going to be to manage on the track.
I've never ridden a bike with these levers before. Is this normal? Should the lever feel and move about the same as the stock lever? Or should it be very sensitive with a narrow range of motion?
I don't think I got the wrong model, but I'm going to check with my dealer just to make sure...
Any advice would be appreciated.