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    Have ya seen these? (Brake Hoods)

    Generic Brake Lever Hoods f/non aero, Gum /Pair

    Price: $17.95 USD

    Item #EA-BHNRG: The original Campy Super/Nuovo Record (approximately 1965 - 1986) brake lever hoods are no longer available, but this copy makes a good substitute. It also fits Campy Gran Sport, Modolo, Suntour Superbe, and Dia Compe New Gran Compe and Royal Gran Compe non aero brake levers.

    http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=612524912374
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    You need to fix the link. Remove the first http://
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    Sorry that didn't work. They are advertised as "gum rubber hoods" for Campy NR and clones. They look pretty bad in the photos and was wondering if anyone has actually seen them. The Campy, and even the Ame have gone through the roof price-wise. I have also seen some white ones at about $32 that looked better, anyone seen those? Thanks - O

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    Thanks Lynn - O

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    I think these are the common Euro-Asia (brandname) gum hoods that have been around for a while...they are...OK: not really pretty, not really ugly...worth about what they cost. I think the A'me hoods wear better, but that's based on only a small sampling (one unit).

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    I just ruined two of the Cane Creek/Dia-Compe hoods they sell, which are no where near simulating the "gum" color of the originals...but I can't find any real replacements for my levers. Mulling over buying another pair to successfully mod after another attempt.

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    I bought a pair of black ones and I think they're just awful. The seams are huge! I lucked out and found a pair of Super Record levers with pristine original hoods at a bike swap for cheap.

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    I have a few sets of the Euro-Asia brand hoods on my bikes and they are okay, they haven't deteriorated much in the couple of years I have used them. The seam is slightly annoying, but worth it to have hoods on my Campy levers. Jones Bikes sells them on Ebay for a few bucks more.

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    Euro Asia hoods. They hold up really well, but are the color of a prosthetic leg. Really ugly!

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    Well, in as much as I have two sets of Campy levers just sitting waiting for hoods I guess I'll try them. Thanks everyone - O.

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    Here is what they look like in real life. I got this pair about 1 month ago. They are not as translucent as the originals, but they aren't $90 either. That is what NOS Campys seem to be going for on Ebay.

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    Nice, thanks for the link, I have been looking for a source of Shimano hoods other than eBay and these guys have them for $12, hurray!

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    Thanks for the pictures - I'm in! They ain't great, but they'll do. - O

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    My question is...why not just ride in the drops? Who needs hoods...?

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    Most of us with bad backs, or who like to see where we are headed.

    besides, hoods look cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
    Most of us with bad backs, or who like to see where we are headed.
    I resemble that remark......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
    I resemble that remark......
    lol, If I had to ride all day in the drops, I'd switch to North Roads.
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    For anyone who wants a more "authentic" replacement for Campy Nuovo/Super Record levers, there's one Robbie Fellows who makes small batches of knock-off hoods in gum color; posts notices on the Classic Renaissance list occasionally, and ships when he's done some. Price is about $50, which is heaps cheaper than buying them on eBay, plus they're new, not aged for 25 years. Email is Robbie Fellows

    I bought some "seconds" from him recently. He said that the batch came out too translucent. I don't have any problem with the color really, but they seem to be thinner than the original hoods I have (now too deteriorated to use). Right now I have some Modolo anatomic hoods on my SR levers, and they fit well enough, plus they fit my hands better. So if you can find any of those on eBay, they work too.

    I bought a pair of the Euro-Asia knockoffs too; they're not nearly as aesthetic an experience as the original hoods or the Modolo, but they look like they seem to fit fine, and they would be serviceable. They're synthetic, not gum at all. I would choose black over the tan, which is a really ugly color IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
    For anyone who wants a more "authentic" replacement for Campy Nuovo/Super Record levers, there's one Robbie Fellows who makes small batches of knock-off hoods in gum color; posts notices on the Classic Renaissance list occasionally, and ships when he's done some. Price is about $50, which is heaps cheaper than buying them on eBay, plus they're new, not aged for 25 years. Email is Robbie Fellows

    I bought some "seconds" from him recently. He said that the batch came out too translucent. I don't have any problem with the color really, but they seem to be thinner than the original hoods I have (now too deteriorated to use). Right now I have some Modolo anatomic hoods on my SR levers, and they fit well enough, plus they fit my hands better. So if you can find any of those on eBay, they work too.

    I bought a pair of the Euro-Asia knockoffs too; they're not nearly as aesthetic an experience as the original hoods or the Modolo, but they look like they seem to fit fine, and they would be serviceable. They're synthetic, not gum at all. I would choose black over the tan, which is a really ugly color IMHO.
    Thanks for the tip. I didn't think they were ugly until Otis said they look like a prosthetic leg. Now every time I look at them that is all I see. Thanks Otis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreFeet View Post
    My question is...why not just ride in the drops? Who needs hoods...?
    Funny, I never thought the old brakes produced enough leverage to operate them from the hood anyway so I always set mine up to use them from the drops. I can't really even reach the hoods without stretching. I might still ride the tops or the ramps at the bend in the bars but I brake from the drops. Never has been a problem.
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    I have some AME Modolo hoods on a Bianchi and a Schwinn fixed gear. When I bought those earlier this year they were about $15.... now they are $40+. Not only that, but the only colors available are, well, DIFFERENT! - O

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    I hope Robbie still makes them and I prefer tan on a classic bike (until Campy came with black ones).

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