• 01-23-2013
    palcuz
    Old Magura maintenance/inspection
    Hello everybody! I hope all is well!

    I am writing to see if anybody still uses magura rim brakes.

    Mine still work well so I don't really want to fix whats not broken.

    I keep my bikes in top condition but considering the age of the brakes I started to wonder what problems COULD arrise, and what parts I might inspect.

    Thanks for any input.

    Keith
  • 01-23-2013
    cobba
    Here's a link that might be of some use to you.
  • 01-23-2013
    006_007
    The magura rim brakes are still produced today - long live the HS33!

    Parts etc should still be available through Magura (link provided by cobba)
  • 01-29-2013
    judemonica
    Hi Keith and thanks for riding the old standard from Magura.

    We make more HS brakes today than any of our other disc models, by far!
    OEM spec in Europe is strong and solid and found on commuters, trekking and panniered bikes so we make ALOT of these brakes still today.
    There are plenty parts and pieces available (not that you would ever need anything aside from pads) and aside from the obvious, rim issues and such, no reason to change really.
    It is normal for us to see rim brakes that go 10 years plus without servicing (aside from pad changes!)
    Enjoy!
  • 01-31-2013
    markom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by palcuz View Post
    I keep my bikes in top condition but considering the age of the brakes I started to wonder what problems COULD arrise, and what parts I might inspect.

    I recommend changing the oil. A while ago I serviced HS33 which were 8-9 years old, always stored in unheated shed (+30C to -35C) and never serviced. They worked quite ok but the oil had turned into gray sludge - after oil change they work good as new and I expect to get still several years of use out of them.

    P.S. They are also excellent brakes for kids bikes as they require only a little force and are easy to modulate.