If this is your first time...I will go slow...and then end hard... jk
What did I do to the levers?
well.....The bike fell over in a wind storm, but in dirt, but it still banana'd the brake lever....so instead of at the time, getting new levers...I simply cut it shorter and rounded the end to still use them and look ok. I thought it was pretty cool at the time. I never really had an issue with them, but now finally got the money to get new ones....so sold the old on ebay! Yay.
Does that answer your question?