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    Old brake hood fit

    I've finally gotten around to replacing my old aero brake hoods, Shimano 600, circa 1987/88. Does anyone know what hoods readily available will fit resonably well? The Tektro's in the QBP catalog look close, but I'd like to hear if anybody else has found something to fit.

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    I am curious as well... When I received my 1986 bike, one was melted and the other was missing. I haven't been able to find anything to fit the Shimano 600's well enough that they aren't flopping around. I'm tempted to just buy those cheap nashbar levers in hopes that the extra hoods will fit these, and if not I'll just replace the levers and save the 600's for my next REALLY beater bike.

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    I have those nash hoods - cheap and stiff, I'm having a hell of a time getting them onto an old set of Blaze levers. Had to give up for today.
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    Soak them in nearly boiling water for a couple of minutes to soften them up.
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    I think I saw some shimano hoods on totalbike.com/products

    They might still be there.
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    the hoods for the current exage aero levers are a reasonably close fit for 105s of that era, and are about $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demoncyclist
    Soak them in nearly boiling water for a couple of minutes to soften them up.
    Dude - That worked great!

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I've looked at loosescrews.com, but wanted to see alternatives. I'm really not keen on replacing perfectly good levers. The Shimano R600 hoods seem to be close, so maybe I'll try them. Also, there's my LBS that has a large box of old parts lying around, so maybe I'll get lucky. Apparently, this model is the 1st generation of aero hood from Shimano, so availability now is suspect.

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