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Old 06-29-07, 10:02 PM   #1
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Dia Compe hoods for Weinmann levers

I'm trying to get a 70's Motobécane Grand Touring (photos) up and running (currently I've rehabbed the front wheel and done a bit of cleanup while I wait for parts/tools). Anyway, the brake hoods on this bike are pretty trashed so I want to replace them.

Will these brake hoods work? The bike has Weinmann levers and Weinmann 610/Vainqueur 999 brakes. I see the page says Weinmann 144, but I don't know if this is the level model. I can't really decide if I want the black ones or not (currently they are off white, but brown may look nice as well).

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Yes, I have a set of them on my Paramount.

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Sweet! Thanks
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and you can find gum weinmanns on ebay now and then.
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I used the dia compe gum hoods on my Weinmann levers. I did some slight trimming on the underside (seen in pic) to allow the lever to move freely without contacting the hood. I picked them up at the LBS for $7 I think. They fit really well. I couldnt locate the Weinmann hoods anywhere.

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I have DiaCompe hoods over the Weinmann levers on my 1959 Capo. Fortunately, the 1960 came with genuine Weinmann hoods in remarkably good condition.
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