The Twizy rear pistons are not a simple cylinders like the front ones. Which possible explains why they are rare and hard to make but also why they stick if not maintained.
Osbrook is right!The rear ones are too complex to just replace and special tools are needed.
I don’t recommend anyone to dismantle these if he has never worked with calipers that have intergraded handbrake. The tension of the spring ist quite rough.
The rear ones are not that complex and they are basically just cylinders- Yes it takes a special plier to take out the lock ring. That plier can be bought for less than 20 Euros. The problem with the rear ones is that there is a ventilating hole in them, where moisture enters the cylinder and makes the handbrake mechanism rust. Therefore stainless cylinders without the useless ventilating hole would be fantastic.RegardsThomas V.
I have some experience with Fiat Stilo rear brakes, which has handbrake on the discs too. The difference was that you needed rachet tool with special adapter to turn the handbrake mechanism back to the factory setings when you changed the brake pads.
You dont need any special tool for Twizy rear brakes. Only a plier which can reach the lockring. I bought mine on ebay for less than 20 Euro.RegardsThomas V.
Here is the plier that you need: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Sprengringzange-Innensicherungen-90-Gebogen-Seegeringzange-Seegering-Zange-KFZ/111456641143?epid=1204228960&hash=item19f3556077:g:Z3UAAOSwhN5bt0dc OK, I said under 20 Euro and that was wrong. It cost 21 Euro.RegardsThomas V.
I shall look into that once more and try to come up with a stainless replication of these.
I did not dare to do so in the past cause I was told off by someone claiming it’s too risky.So infid not spend any more time in researching.
Give me some time.
Hi Alex,Thanks for your efforts.RegardsThomas V.
Thanks, just keep us updated
The price of 58 euros shipped. Is that for a pair of pistons and o rings or just one?
It’s 61€ if you use paypal with buyers protection. 58€ paypal friend.Amount is for a full set.2 pistons and 4 O-Rings
Price may rise by 4-5€ euros when I run out of stock cause the O-Rings are bit more expensive here in Germany,
Hej Thomas.Hvor bor du henne ?Har selv en Twizy i Frederikssund, som jeg roder med.
I Gjern ved Silkeborg. Roder også selv en del - specielt med bremserne
Hi guys, if you don’t mind could we please stick to English in the forums if possible, particularly in an English topic.
Sorry, I thought I had sent a PM.Like many others, I've also struggled with brake problems.Have just spent £ 400 on one!! rear Cailper, Handbrake failure on left side.Now I have to buy ALEXAKOS kit for the front