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Why is there no black accordian sleeve on my Tektro "V"-style brakes?
These sleeves catch water and mud and can increase friction on the brake cable. Also, they cover up an area where a cable is most likley to fray. We usually take them off.
No problem. The part is entirely cosmetic and is not necessary for proper brake function.
If you really want this peice, we can make this available for cost of postage. Use the "Write to Us" form to request one.