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WTB: Wide brakes for Look PX12

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Anyone got a pair lying around to fit 115 skis?  $50 to $60 for a new pair just seems awfully steep, but if I can find a used pair for cheap enough it's probably easier and simpler to go that route than trying to bend a pair.

post #2 of 12

Do you know you can relatively easy bend your existing breaks to fit wider skis? All you need is a 1-2' piece of steel pipe 3/4"-1" in diameter... Expert benders do it while binding is on the ski. I prefer to remove the break and hold it in vices though.

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/24647-P18-Wide-Brakes-Tutorial-%28with-pictures!%29?highlight=breaks+bending

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Yes, I am aware of that... which is why I said this:

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

[...] if I can find a used pair for cheap enough it's probably easier and simpler to go that route than trying to bend a pair.

 

post #4 of 12

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post #5 of 12
Imay have a pair lying around. Let me check
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Cool, let me know.  Thanks!

post #7 of 12
Sorry, checked them out. The wide ones are for the px race, only got standard width ones for the px12
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
No worries, thanks very much for checking. We'll see if anyone else chimes in. If no one does, I'll probably end up bending a pair.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

One last bump.

post #10 of 12

FWIW, I bought a pair of Look Pivot 12s last year and bent the brakes to fit some 119mm waisted skis. It was not very difficult, just go slow and easy.  I did not take them off the binding, but used a vise grips to hold them and pipe to straighten and then bend them around the side of the ski.  There are lots of other instructional videos on the net.

 

Not a lot of bake arm left sticking down, but they work, and since they are my powder skis I usually use powder cords anyway.  I figured if I broke one I could spring the $50 for a new wide pair, so I had nothing to lose.  Good luck.

post #11 of 12

I just happened to see your post and had to join and post a reply.

 

If you're still looking for brakes, I'm selling my 120mm brakes here:

http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/715921/

 

I'll do $30 shipped.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Miller, thanks but I found a pair already. Appreciate it though. Perhaps someone else here might want them.

Mudfoot, thanks for the info. I was gonna bend a pair but found some at a good enough price that it was worth not bothering. Thanks though!
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