Beware strada 7 levers
Just recieved a set of short strada 7 levers , at £80 and looking at the blurb on misanomotoimports website I was expecting some nice levers .
Well on first sight the packaging looked cheap and nasty and the levers didn’t seem that great with a bit of play in the pivots and joints and just metal to metal on the adjuster , no bearing
Clutch first , the slot for the cable is very deep so I had much less free play on the adjuster , which wasn’t really an issue when I tightened the pivot bolt the lever became tight and didn’t return .
Then the brake , I noticed much less lever movement before the brake applied , the lever was holding the push rod to the master in a lot further than standard and just pushing the bike back and forth in the garage I could feel the brake binding very slightly .
My worry is a less experienced person would maybe not notice this , and the brake could possibly get hot and bind worse if the bike was ridden .
Obviously Iam returning them , but just to say how misleading the description and online appearance of these levers was , obviously no better than Chinese cheapos with a little logo applied to make punters believe they are good because they cost a lot more .
Looks like Iam going to have to fork out for some or similar to get anything I can trust .