I understand now.....
There are things you need to do to prevent this from happening again.
Get new levers.....
Learn your bike. Go over it, even if you are not going to ride. Just go out to the garage and sit on it. Rub the tires, stare at it, talk to it.
Most importantly, RIDE it!
Ride it every damned chance you get. If you say "do I want to take the bike?" Answer is YES. Only say no if pie or no other option is available.
You are not one with machine.
That bike wil talk to you and tell you everything it needs or wants. I am serious.
Dont think of it as a hooker, you just call her up when you want a nut.
Think of it as your wife, you want to take her places, buy her nice things, give her an too, not just yourself.
It gets SO much better when you do these things.
No, I am not stoned.
I just have that outlook/relationship on machines that can kill me dead.
(or women too)