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    Removing Campagnolo Record Hoods

    Hi
    I'm upgrading my cables and need to remove the hoods on my Record Ergopower levers.
    Is there an obvious way of doing this, as it appears that an amount of force is required and I do not want to cause any damage to any component.
    I appreciate your help in advance!!!
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    I haven't done any work on brifters I am assuming that they work the same way as brake levers where you just take them from there appropriate brake and push then all the way through the brake lever or brifter your going to need to squeze the handle to get the cable out as your pushing them through. Or if you dont want to do all the threading of cable you could just push a little through so the "head" of the cable sticks out then lop it off with a cable cutter then just pull of the cable houseings with the brake cable inside. Not to entirely sure how it would work with your type of bike or brifters. if the part is going to the junk bin anyway cant cause too much damage that is my moto

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    No need to remove. Just peel them halfway forward.
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    Thanks
    I peeled them back whilst looking for a while to pry them off. I just could not see a way off getting proper access to the cable routing.
    I will have another go tonight.


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    You'll need to remove them when it's time to replace the worn hoods. This is done by just pulling the rubber hoods forward. It's easies when the levers are already mounted. It seems like the "waist" of the hood will never get past the bump at the front, but the rubber stretches just enough to allow this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticMerlin
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    I peeled them back whilst looking for a while to pry them off. I just could not see a way off getting proper access to the cable routing.
    I will have another go tonight.

    I don't want to assume that your "peeling" them back in the wrong direction.....buuuuuut just in case, what fixer is saying is to peel them FORWARD, i.e, pulling them away from the bar. You should see exactly where the cable housing goes into the lever assembly. The brake cables will come out at the top of the brake lever (if you look in there, you'll see the head of the cable) but the derailleur cable will come out the BOTTOM of the lever. If you haven't already done it, make sure that you have the shifters in the "small cog/small chainring" positions, and the cables will slide right out. Hope that helps too!

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    Thanks to all so far. I now feel more confident!!!

    I am definitely peeling in the right direction, i.e. straight forward, over the levers. Campagnolo's instructions, although thorough, always seem to miss an important point!!!

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