Anyone know where I could pick up some of the old metal ski brake retainers (designed for skis with waist widths in the mid-60's)? [See attached pics.]
I vastly prefer the old metal ski brake retainers to rubber bands -- the metal ones are easy to slip on and off, while the rubber bands require a bit of wrestling. In addition, they ensure the brakes are always fully retracted. Shops don't typically use them these days, because you'd need a different size for each brake width. But back when skis were all about they same width, they were popular. But it so happens I typically have 3-4 pairs of skis with 66 mm waists, and thus all fit the old metal brake retainers. I've only got just the one retainer in the picture, and ideally I'd like to have three or four pairs of them.
Barring that, it's 2 mm thick, which falls comfortably within the standard sheet metal gauges, so I suppose I could also see how much it costs to have them made by a sheet metal fabricator.
Edited by chemist - 10/4/15 at 1:15pm