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    What lever hoods do I need?

    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.

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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    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.
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    Thanks. Yeah, I just didn't want to bother and kind of liked these levers. I found them here:

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    Woah, nice. I'm gonna have to work up a Jenson order here soon.

    I always searched for SLR brake hoods and got nada.
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    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.
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1995ish Park Pre Pro 825 * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

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    I received the brake hoods and they fit perfectly. My levers are the BL-1051.

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