Cool, well maybe it will start a trend? It's funny because although I have drummer friends....I play saxophones. I also have a great 60's Ludwig 'Speed King' bass drum pedal for a gas pedal in my VW Microbus - Wishful thinking or maybe humerous inspiration....
Those Atom wheels used regular Weinmann levers on the Schwinn Tandems from the factory.
Are your cable housings compressing? You could use linear housings like the Indexed shifters use, it will not compress radially with any hand strength in human hands.
Just a thought.