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Old 09-14-12, 07:01 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-14-12, 07:22 AM   #2
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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.
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I received the brake hoods and they fit perfectly. My levers are the BL-1051.
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