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Old 03-24-20, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Yep. He's offered that rebuild kit for quite a few years. At that price, curious if he sold any.
My hunch is they sell a few a month to people doing expensive new custom builds with old MAFAC brakes (Chapman, Coast, Norther, Jeff Lyon, etc...), where the cost is large enough that this doesn't really put a dent in the budget.

For those with less $, the obvious answer is cannibalizing other brakes for good hardware. Even then it's not often necessary. The MAFAC hardware is surprisingly resilient despite corrosion and can often be cleaned up, greased, and reused.

If the thin pivot bolts get rounded off or broken, there's no rule that you need the exact same bolts. A trip to the hardware store for some stainless M6 bolts does it unless you are going for ultimate "correctness".

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