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Tektro RL-340 brake levers have a quick release mechanism that, when pushed in, will lengthen the cable to allow to easily disengage the brake from the wheel/disc without needing to deflate the tire.

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It's not a big deal, in fact, it's nothing bad, just a little annoying and interesting:

When the brakes pressed when riding, the pin rattles — is there any way to stop that?


Has anyone disassembled the levers before?

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I have the same problem. I dripped some loctite onto the shaft to hold it tight/disable it, but I don't use the QR feature. –  WTHarper May 25 '13 at 14:30
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I would think there would be several glue-like compounds you could use -- several that would be more easily reversed than Loctite. –  Daniel R Hicks May 25 '13 at 19:44
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Some thick grease would probably muffle the sound a bit, while still allowing you to use the quick release feature. –  Kibbee May 25 '13 at 21:26
    
I've heard (strangely) that the rattling goes away over time (though it might just be people's brains tuning it out). YMMV. –  Batman Mar 28 at 17:09

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On my levers I use tight rubber O-rings. I did them myself out of old tube. This levers are easy to disassemble — to get QR pins out just press on them.

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