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Seeking Look Pivot 14 brake arms

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Thread Starter 
Where can I get more narrow brake arms for Look Pivot 14s? I want to replace 130mm arms with those for 90-100 mm skis.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks. They show the 130mm and the 75, but not the 95 I want for a 90 mm ski.
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There are 95mm brakes. you can buy the whole turnable assemblies, they go for between $100-125.00. The 130 assemblies you have are the least desirable. 

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Evo has the heel prices for the best price at $75, but only in 115mm. I would go thrift store shopping for heel prices and bend some skinny ons myself.
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Originally Posted by clink83 View Post

Evo has the heel prices for the best price at $75, but only in 115mm. 

A woman walks into a butcher shop and asks how much are the pork chops, butcher replies, $3.49 a pound. She says, the shop across town had them for $2.99 a pound. He asks why didn't she buy them there, she said they were out of them. ;)

 

Doesn't matter if it is a good price if they are not the right size or they are out of them. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

A woman walks into a butcher shop and asks how much are the pork chops, butcher replies, $3.49 a pound. She says, the shop across town had them for $2.99 a pound. He asks why didn't she buy them there, she said they were out of them. ;)

 

Doesn't matter if it is a good price if they are not the right size or they are out of them. 

"do you price match your competition??"

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

A woman walks into a butcher shop and asks how much are the pork chops, butcher replies, $3.49 a pound. She says, the shop across town had them for $2.99 a pound. He asks why didn't she buy them there, she said they were out of them. wink.gif

Doesn't matter if it is a good price if they are not the right size or they are out of them. 
Someone else might be reading this and need them.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

There are 95mm brakes. you can buy the whole turnable assemblies, they go for between $100-125.00. The 130 assemblies you have are the least desirable. 

Least desirable because of their "extreme" width?
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yes. 

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
So if I pull more narrow brake arms off an older set and replace them on the 130s, I'll be OK? NO BTDT, but there are several descriptions of the process online. I can't see replacing the whole rear assembly for half the price of what I've paid for new Pivot 14s.
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

So if I pull more narrow brake arms off an older set and replace them on the 130s, I'll be OK? NO BTDT, but there are several descriptions of the process online. I can't see replacing the whole rear assembly for half the price of what I've paid for new Pivot 14s.

I will tell you, be careful, these Look brakes are susceptible to breaking plus the fact that the arms will not tuck away well and will stick to at angles. 

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I'll echo that comment ^^^^^. My daughter was a comp'd Rossi athlete, and she was provided with 8 pairs of new FKS's a season, for four years. My son was on Dynastar for two seasons, same deal. So…..maybe 50 pairs of FKS or P-18's? I can't tell you how easy it is to BREAK the brakes when trying to bend them. On the opposite front, I bet I've widened at least a dozen pairs of Solly 916 brakes, with no issues. 

 

Be very careful, and in my experience stop BEFORE you think it needs that last nudge. "Just one more tweak…..SNAP!"


Edited by Muleski - 1/19/15 at 9:29pm
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The trick to bending them is to use a long cut off ski pole, and bend S L O W. If you do it fast they will snap.
Also, only bend one brake arm at a time so you have the unbent one as a template to get the right angle. You want to take your time and get it right the first bend too, otherwise they are a pain to rebend. If you straighten both at once and then try to bend them it won't end well. Don't ask me how I know.smile.gif

I would swap in old heels so that if you damage anything you have the stock assembly intact.
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The trick to bending them is to use a long cut off ski pole, and bend S L O W. If you do it fast they will snap.

Have you ever actually tried this? Ski poles are either aluminum or carbon, neither of which is stronger than the steel brake arms. An 18-24" piece of cheap black pipe works does the trick.
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm not thinking of bending. I'm thinking of pulling the more narrow arms (for a 90mm ski) off older bindings and using those in the new bindings for my new 90mm skis. The ones I've purchased have the 130mm arms.
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Any Luck?

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