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    manual chair : brake options, what do you like?

    Currently using the composite scissor brakes.
    $65.00 from Sportaid.com

    On my second set.. first the spring breaks and then eventually the part that locks against the tire breaks around the rivet. I am yet to get 2 years out of a set of these brakes.
    Just starting to seek out what my other options are.. When they are new they are pretty sweet, but wondering if there are any aluminum or steel versions, I couldn't care less about the weight!

    Or is this normal for folks? changing out brakes every couple of years ?




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    Have you considered D's Locks?? Several other members here use these.

    http://www.teamhoc.com/index.php#dlocks


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    I really like the composite scissor locks, but it's infuriating that they can't use a spring designed for (near) infinite life. Any mechanical engineering student learns how to do this in the second or third year. And since they almost certainly buy their springs from another source, all they have to do is specify the life, at virtually zero cost.

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    nothing better than d's. I've had them on many chairs. imo, the best.
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    I love my D's! Composite scissor locks kept breaking on me, too (two sets); plus they're hard to keep adjusted. With D's, set and forget; move one lever to lock both wheels.

    The only problem they have is most folks don't know how to use them "Where's the brakes?"
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    I have these also with the exact same issues first set the spring broke. Then the area around the rivet wears larger causing the brake to pop open at will. One time the brake popping open caused me to fall out of my chair and I was stuck for a while.
    If you ask me its a great design but they made it very cheaply and the price they charge for a set is criminal.

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    completely agree 100%, just made way too cheaply, but what out there is similar.

    Quote Originally Posted by cfx View Post
    I have these also with the exact same issues first set the spring broke. Then the area around the rivet wears larger causing the brake to pop open at will. One time the brake popping open caused me to fall out of my chair and I was stuck for a while.
    If you ask me its a great design but they made it very cheaply and the price they charge for a set is criminal.

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    D lock brakes: can you put the disk on the wheel yourself or does it have to be pressure fitted at the factory?

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    I have Adi disc brakes and love them!

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    do it yourself, not hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by NW-Will View Post
    D lock brakes: can you put the disk on the wheel yourself or does it have to be pressure fitted at the factory?
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