Your 100% right, I had not thought of the need for return. Do you have a link to the "long Pulls"? If what I have found, ...think I am missing some thing. (me aslow and need pictures)
In looking around I found this and really like the look. It is hydro/drum bike brakes. LONGJOHN.ORG - Hydraulic drum brakes on Long John bikes
Am looking but not finding a way to buy em any more. Is old world lookin' and all weather but in reading, not great brakes.
Even further off topic, but has "rod" brakes, Rideable Bicycle Replicas - Roadster