Bicycle Mechanics - What lever hoods do I need?
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09-14-12, 08:01 AM
I just got a 2006 specialized langster single speed and did a bunch of work to get it back to good riding condition. I wrapped the bars and would like to replace the hood covers, but I'm not sure which ones to order. I don't think these are the original levers. I think they might say shimano 105 on them but the lettering is pretty worn down. Anyone know which hoods I should order? Picture below.
FWIW: Its often cheaper to buy a replacement set of levers versus replacement hoods. I buy generic branded aerolevers off ebay delivered to my home for under $7 a pair.
09-14-12, 10:22 AM
Thanks. Yeah, I just didn't want to bother and kind of liked these levers. I found them here (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?sugexp=chrome,mod%3D1&q=Y86C98100&um=1&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=944&bih=951&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11454822687982767934&sa=X&ei=fEdTUPi9G5Ho8wSFkYDICQ&ved=0CD0QgggwAA):
09-14-12, 10:24 AM
Woah, nice. I'm gonna have to work up a Jenson order here soon.
I always searched for SLR brake hoods and got nada.
09-14-12, 10:42 AM
Woah, cross post hard to keep track of...
The ones at Jenson say they fit BL-1055, while mine are BL-1051. I have a feeling they won't fit exactly right for mine. Check it out prior to purchase.
09-17-12, 06:30 PM
I received the brake hoods and they fit perfectly. My levers are the BL-1051.
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