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    Scissor locks

    Anyone have a pair they want to sell? I broke my right composite scissor lock on my tilite . Tia
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    I don't have pair to sell, but mine continuously break. They last somewhere 6-8 months. They are good, but the life of them is junk. On the one that is broke, how is the rivet? Is that fairly loose or still tight? If loose, they continue to loosen more and eventually the return spring will break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmtrhmiles View Post
    I don't have pair to sell, but mine continuously break. They last somewhere 6-8 months. They are good, but the life of them is junk. On the one that is broke, how is the rivet? Is that fairly loose or still tight? If loose, they continue to loosen more and eventually the return spring will break.
    Mine lasted about 2 years - dang, I didn't know they are short-lived. Yeah, the spring went out, but when I tapped it to get it out of the way, the brake crumbled - kinda lame the quality of these brakes, but I do like them.
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    yeah they work great in the beginning... but their life expectancy is shocking.
    That spring is worthless.

    The marvel scissor brakes were brilliant in comparison.

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    NW...where did you get these Marvel brakes? Can you give me a link? And what abut price? $185?

    Quote Originally Posted by NW-Will View Post
    yeah they work great in the beginning... but their life expectancy is shocking.
    That spring is worthless.

    The marvel scissor brakes were brilliant in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmtrhmiles View Post
    NW...where did you get these Marvel brakes? Can you give me a link? And what abut price? $185?
    They came on a marvel chair! still on a marvel chair.
    Best picture I could find, they are solid aluminum.


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    I have silver ones from a Quickie GP from the 80's (old basketball chair)! lol I can't access it right now or I'd post a photo. If they're any use, I'll send them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    I have silver ones from a Quickie GP from the 80's (old basketball chair)! lol I can't access it right now or I'd post a photo. If they're any use, I'll send them.
    Thank you Lynnifer for the offer, but I bought a new pair.
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    This may not be doable with scissor locks, I've never used nor seen a set of them. I just received my new set of composite push pull brakes. After reading the comments about the composite material and their poor durability, I started thinking that maybe using stainless would be an option. My old brakes were made mostly of aluminum. I know that there would be an increase in weight with stainless but the life of the brakes should extend past two years. I would think that they would surpass the life of aluminum made brakes. I wouldn't think that fabricating them would be very difficult either.

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    Brent I did just reply. You should try scissor. If you are capable of using entire 360 degrees of wheel on push, I think you will find an unbelievable difference if scissor locks are mounted. I could not believe the difference once I was able to use the entire 360 degrees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent K View Post
    This may not be doable with scissor locks, I've never used nor seen a set of them. I just received my new set of composite push pull brakes. After reading the comments about the composite material and their poor durability, I started thinking that maybe using stainless would be an option. My old brakes were made mostly of aluminum. I know that there would be an increase in weight with stainless but the life of the brakes should extend past two years. I would think that they would surpass the life of aluminum made brakes. I wouldn't think that fabricating them would be very difficult either.

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