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Old 10-04-09, 11:06 PM   #1
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Shimano 600 brake hoods?

I just bought some old drilled shimano 600 brake levers for my bianchi and would like to get hoods for them. I cannot find the hoods on ebay for a reasonable price, but have found Dia Compe hoods on amazon that look like they would work- Any advice?
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This is probably not what you are looking for but I will throw it out there anyway. I had a set of older Shimano 600 levers with no hoods and I also had a new set of Nashbar aero levers. The Nashbar levers came with an extra set of hoods that happen fit on my 600 levers perfectly. So for $14 you could get hoods and a bonus set of aero levers.

The only caveat is that since they are aero hoods they lack a hole for the cable, this was easy to fix with a hollow punch. Once punched and installed the hoods looked like they were made for the levers.
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I have some 600 levers that came on a bike with an Arabesque group, and a set of Dia Compe hoods fits those levers just fine (with a little slicing underneath). Not sure about the drilled 600 levers in particular though. The DC hoods are cheap enough to give them a shot.
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I've got some Dia-Compe hoods on my drilled 600 Arabesque levers and they work just fine. Some trimming would make them an even better fit, but I haven't even seen the need to do that yet.
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Awesome, I think I will order a pair in the meantime. I will also keep my eye out for some of those nashbear hoods, good tip sfclearwater

thanks for the imput guys
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Anybody know if those Nashbars will fit on this Shimano 600 aero lever?

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Anybody know if those Nashbars will fit on this Shimano 600 aero lever?
It doesn't look like they would be an exact fit, they may show a bit of the lever bracket; I bet they would work fine though. Here is a few pics of them on Shimano 600 non-aero levers.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I got the hoods in the mail today and I do not have a single complaint. They fit like a glove, I am just going to have to cut a little on the underside of the hood so the the pivoting motion of the lever works to its fullest potential.
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Cane Creek hoods also work well on the non-aero 600 levers. Like mentioned in the previous post, you do need to trim the underside of the hood just a little to give the levers more room to move.
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I didn't see if you meant for aero or non-aero, but these Cane Creeks don't fit well on my 600 6207 levers. The barrel of the hoods are too big around. I had to add some foam rubber to pad correctly. And, they are a tad too short. I thought that I read that Cane Creek and Dia Compe are the same thing. I bought these hoods for Suntour Superbe levers and they didn't fit those either in the same way. I would think if you found some Superbe hoods, they might fit the 600's as well.
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