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    '98 Marzocchi Z.3 Brake Hanger Question

    I have a nice '98 Marz z.3 and I would like to use a cantilever brake on the fork. The bolt-on arch has 2 threaded holes near the top of the arch. Looks to me like a good spot for a cable-hanger for canti brakes. The 2 questions are:
    1) Are the two threaded holes meant for a brake cable hanger?
    2) If so, does anyone have one they could get ride of?
    Thanks!

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    They made hangers for them that bolted to that spot.

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    Like GOB said, there was a hanger that bolted onto the arch. Finding one will likely prove difficult. I tried for a while and finally gave up and machined one! I might part with it, PM me if you are interested.

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    Thanks for the info!
    1 cog - PM sent.

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    I needed one myself, looked all all LBS, finally after months, found a NOS on **bay. Sorry for the non-close up photo. I was a bit surprised that you can flex that arch with the adapter. Never noticed it with V's on, for obvious reasons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog View Post
    I needed one myself, looked all all LBS, finally after months, found a NOS on **bay. Sorry for the non-close up photo. I was a bit surprised that you can flex that arch with the adapter. Never noticed it with V's on, for obvious reasons...
    These are super hard to find. Blimpus on E-bay used to have a few, but $40 is steep unless you HAVE to use Canti's. I've used the 'travel agent' thing with V-brakes and canti levers a few times, and as long as you 'bed' the cable where it goes through the pully, you never have to monkey with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhickey79 View Post
    I have a nice '98 Marz z.3 and I would like to use a cantilever brake on the fork. The bolt-on arch has 2 threaded holes near the top of the arch. Looks to me like a good spot for a cable-hanger for canti brakes. The 2 questions are:
    1) Are the two threaded holes meant for a brake cable hanger?
    2) If so, does anyone have one they could get ride of?
    Thanks!
    I just picked up a 96-97 Z2 with the cable hanger. I do have plans on using it in the future, so its not for sale but it's a pretty simple piece.

    I took a pic, sorry for the quality and bling. Its a cell phone pic.
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    A buddy of mine made a couple for me on a mill. Looks simple, but I'm sure 1cog frog will testify, there are a lot of different 'set-up orientations' for this. Marzocchi cast them, I believe.

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    That simple part is indeed tricky to make on a mill. Especially when you don't have the original as a reference. I was going off of pics and measurements I could take from the fork. It was a bit of a process!

    This is the perpetual problem with someone asking you to "machine this little part for me". An item that is mass produced is always cheaper than a one off or reproduction/reverse engineered part because of setup and work that has to be done before machining can start.

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    Yes. This one becomes difficult to hold onto towards the end, and is worth paying the $$$ for. I used to work at a shop that didn't mind you staying after work to buzz up things on the mills. As a CNC machinist, you would get swamped with 'simple requests'. However, if you didn't care about it looking original, a simple one could be made (@ home) from 'L'-bend aluminum. You could even put a barrel adjuster in for the cable.

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