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comment brake lever will not return
Yup, that's the chappy. Essentially its a bit of rigid wire that starts out straight as it runs along the arm of the brake caliper before being wound around the mounting bolt. One thing to do to see if it was this causing the problem is to unhook the brake cable from the 'cable bridge' (on your diagram) and see if each caliper arm moves freely and tries to spring out. If it doesn't then that's your problem.
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