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Replacing Tyrolia brakes?

post #1 of 12
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I have a set of Tyrolia RFD 12 Railflex bindings that have bent brake arms and although functional, I would prefer to replace the arms. There is no dealer locally, so what would be the best way to fix these? Can I do it myself
post #2 of 12
What size brakes? You can just order new ones if the old ones aren't easily fixed. The wide ones are easy to find for purchase, the narrow ones are usually only available as spare parts or take-offs (from people that upgraded to wide brakes). If narrow, I bet someone here will have a take-off set to give, sell, or trade. I think I have some wide 95mm RF brakes around.
post #3 of 12
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I actually don't know whether they are classified as wide or standard. The skis are iM78, 78 underfoot.
post #4 of 12
Narrows can be bent/tweaked to fit a 78mm waist, but Head specs the 95mm wide brake for that ski (which would be too wide in my opinion). The narrows would just barely clear the sidewalls, while the wides would have plenty of clearance. Maybe measure them!
post #5 of 12
That would be skinny. Tyrolia wide is around 95mm and super wide is 115mm. I would send you a pair, but I only have skinny non-RF brakes sitting around.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
That would be skinny. Tyrolia wide is around 95mm and super wide is 115mm. I would send you a pair, but I only have skinny non-RF brakes sitting around.

So, if I'm reading you right, you are saying I need the 95mm, which is a Wide? That's a start! These took enough of a whack that the plastic "brake pad" was broken off, but they still clear by a gnats a$$. I'm just afraid that at some point, the'll give me problems.
post #7 of 12
I'll sell you a pair of used brakes. $15 plus shipping. I used them on a pair of rossignol B2's (78 underfoot) and they worked fine. The plastic is scuffed in places, but the brakes work great--arms aren't bent or anything. I took them off of a pair of sld12 bindings--railflex2 version. PM me if you are interested.
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I'll sell you a pair of used brakes. $15 plus shipping. I used them on a pair of rossignol B2's (78 underfoot) and they worked fine. The plastic is scuffed in places, but the brakes work great--arms aren't bent or anything. I took them off of a pair of sld12 bindings--railflex2 version. PM me if you are interested.

Thanks! I couldn't exactly figure out how to remove the brake arm. I have the schematic downloaded from the Tyrolia site, but it still was not obvious how to get those things apart. Is it easy and do I need any special tool?
post #9 of 12
If they are the newer RF brakes they just pop off with the twist of a screwdriver. If they are a bit older there are two screws that you need to take out before you can pop them off.

In my opinion you don't need the 95mm brake. I have the narrow brake on a pair of 85mm skis after bending them out a bit. Just make sure to put your boot into the binding before bending as it makes it much easier.

Mike
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
Thanks! I couldn't exactly figure out how to remove the brake arm. I have the schematic downloaded from the Tyrolia site, but it still was not obvious how to get those things apart. Is it easy and do I need any special tool?
You will need a pozidrive screwdriver to undo the two screws that hold the brake in place. A regular phillips head might work, if it's big enough, but the screws are actually pozidrive I think. You may need to use some force (I had to get a pair of pliers to turn the screwdriver). Then, you can just remove the binding with your hands--you may need to pull hard on it, as it may be stuck. Just take the top portion of the brake and rip it off the binding.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
So, if I'm reading you right, you are saying I need the 95mm, which is a Wide? That's a start! These took enough of a whack that the plastic "brake pad" was broken off, but they still clear by a gnats a$$. I'm just afraid that at some point, the'll give me problems.
No you want the skinny one which is roughly 80mm or so.
post #12 of 12
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PM me if you are interested.

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