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Author Topic: Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?  (Read 188 times)

stevepeck1

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Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:48:53 PM »

Is anyone aware of a source for "a grade softer" brake pedal return spring that may also perhaps be a bit less prone to rust?

Thanks!
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togo

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Re: Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 10:33:20 PM »

What an awesome question. I too want to know.
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Re: Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 11:08:59 PM »

Check your local hardware store. Especially the non-Home Depot/Lowe's, older variety. I needed a heavy stainless spring for my bicycle's steering damper and I was pleased to see the broad selection at my local Tru-Value hardware store. Much, much cheaper than if you went to a dealership for it.
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Re: Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 09:43:39 AM »

Check your local hardware store. Especially the non-Home Depot/Lowe's, older variety. I needed a heavy stainless spring for my bicycle's steering damper and I was pleased to see the broad selection at my local Tru-Value hardware store. Much, much cheaper than if you went to a dealership for it.

Your bicycle has a steering dampener?! I'm interested in knowing more about this...
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Re: Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 11:30:37 PM »

Check your local hardware store. Especially the non-Home Depot/Lowe's, older variety. I needed a heavy stainless spring for my bicycle's steering damper and I was pleased to see the broad selection at my local Tru-Value hardware store. Much, much cheaper than if you went to a dealership for it.

Orchard Supply Hardware has a good selection of hardware.  (Also they have Craftsman/Sears tools!) (Also they have Zero key blanks, but they don't know they do, you have to tell them you have a Triumph)
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Re: Alternatives to rusty brake pedal return spring?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 11:36:00 PM »

Your bicycle has a steering dampener?! I'm interested in knowing more about this...

Not a true steering damper; the spring acts as a damper to stabilize the front end because bike has a porteur rack for carrying my dog.


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