[CR]Surprised those brake lever bushings for SR/NR ( and a host of others) are plastic and deform so easily

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From: "Mark Cutrufelli" <rena.cutrufelli@comcast.net>
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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 09:28:24 -0400
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Subject: [CR]Surprised those brake lever bushings for SR/NR ( and a host of others) are plastic and deform so easily

The bushings for my Campy SR brake lever blades:I thought they were metal- aluminum- they looked anodized- till listmembers educated me yesterday. Got one lever in-then I really mangled the other edges trying to get the other lever in. By time you fish around for that pivot hole...But I bought a bunch more and will get several more chances. It looks sooooooooo easy but it's not. A tight tight fit and once deformed on the edge, well you might as well start with a fresh bushing. Maybe I will get it right next time.

Mark Cutrufelli
Laurel,MD
USA