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Old 10-08-08, 02:00 AM   #1
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Campagnolo Ergo levers & Hoods

HI . i have recently picked up a new set of hoods for my wifes ergos -
I have never changed a set of this type and i dont want to rip the new hoods in the process .

i generally use a bit of window cleaner to start the process and take it easy while installing and that works.
these ergos on the otherhand have a "thumb" lever and which seems to be fairly fragile on the hood , since its a Cut out !
any tips on installing these properly .

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I had the same problem with these myself recently. I ended up convinced that it was impossible to fit these without ripping them. However, I took them down to my friendly LBS who fitted them (with the levers still fitted to the bars) simply by sliding them up the levers and stretching them over the hoods.
All nice and easy.
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Heat em up with a hair dryer.
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actually i found out how to do it from a friend .
he suggested to put them into hot water and let them sit for about 5 minutes . then put them on from the back of the levers and bang it worked with a bit of muscle .
now they are fine and nice looking .
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I had the same problem with these myself recently. I ended up convinced that it was impossible to fit these without ripping them. However, I took them down to my friendly LBS who fitted them (with the levers still fitted to the bars) simply by sliding them up the levers and stretching them over the hoods.
All nice and easy.
They're a lot easier than you think. Glad to see you got them on.
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