That looks like an amazing ride! From the photos, it looks like it's 
possible that you ended up with the long-pull version of the 
Genevalle brake levers. If that's the case, it would explain the weak brake 

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:01:23 PM UTC-4, twowheeledtexan wrote:
> Hello all,
> Thought I could share a couple pics from my first gravel ride on the Sam. 
> Bike road great even despite the 32mm touring tires. With some fatter 
> knobbies it'll be a blast I'm sure. The Tektro 559s do leave something to 
> be desired. Anyone have any experience with Paul centerpulls? Or any other 
> brake with better stopping power and the same clearance? One pic has the 
> Hood Canal and the Olympics in the background, other is Mt. Baker in the 
> distance.

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