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    Senior Member rb07's Avatar
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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).

    Thanks!

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    Chrome Freak Rabid Koala's Avatar
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    Yes, I have a set of them on my Paramount.

    1971 Paramount P-13 Chrome
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    Senior Member rb07's Avatar
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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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    Shin Banger wrey's Avatar
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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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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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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.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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