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Old 07-23-10, 05:58 PM
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Question About The Paul Motolites

Hi guys,

I'm buying the Paul Motolites but before I drop over a hundred dollars on these brakes I need to know more about it. Specifically about the O-ring pivot system.



From the picture you can see there are 2 o-rings. Does the brake arm rotate ON TOP the 013 O-ring or does the brake arm has an O-ring groove in them? Do the brake arms themselves have a bushing pressed in or do they don't? I'm not talking about the pivot in the picture. I'm asking is the brake arm has a bushing on it or is it just a bare aluminum bore and the only thing between it and the pivot is the O-Ring?

What's the purpose of the top 012 O-ring and on what is it being butted up against? Is the pivot itself free to rotate on the brake boss or is it the brake arm that rotates on the pivot which I assume is fastened against the pivot so it's stationary?

I hope someone in here can answer my questions as I'm trying to use my common sense to figure out how the system is better than any other system out there.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-24-10, 11:21 AM
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I've been a fan of Paul products for quite some time, but I've never owned one if his brakes. There has to be a bushing pressed into the brake arm to rotate on the pivot, and the o-rings are just there to keep crud out. You can always send them an email to be sure, they've always responded quickly to me.
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