Re: [CR] How impossible is it to find replacement Cobalto Gems?

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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:15:44 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] How impossible is it to find replacement Cobalto Gems?


>From the archives:

Charles Nighbor was enquiring about where to get these blue jewels for Cobalto brakes. Any major hobby store will sell plastic beads in a cabochon shape. You might have to buy a whole package of assorted ones to get the cobalt colored ones (maybe $2.50). They will be a little large and you have to file down the edges (I use a nail file) until they are small enough to use. You can tell the replacement jewels on these brakes by looking at the edges. If they have a filed off edge, the jewels have been replaced. I Super Glue them on...never had one fall off yet. Tom Sanders Lansing, Mi

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham Washington
USA