Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Boston-ish, MA
    My Bikes
    '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '72 Bertin C32, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, and lots of uncertainty on some
    Posts
    7,565
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Brake hood query

    Is it possible (and I'm thinking it isn't) to install brake hoods without removing the brake from the handlebar?

    On a different note and totally off the point, I rode the Masi on my commute today. Other than the wind the ride was great. But I believe the bike may have a problem. My usual 25mile round trip expanded to maybe 28 miles. What's up with that?
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
    jimmuller

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    491
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends on the type of brake/hood.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Washington
    My Bikes
    Serotta Davis Phinney, 1992 Serotta T Max,1984 Specialized Allez, Olmo, 1974 Strawberry,Redline bmx, ect.,
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it is easier to replace while still mounted. The older non aero levers would have to remove the brake cable first. Most any aero lever can be mounted over the top of the lever with a dab of hair spray on the inside of the hoods top section.

  4. #4
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,251
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Is it possible (and I'm thinking it isn't) to install brake hoods without removing the brake from the handlebar?
    You can do it with Aero brake levers.
    I've never bothered to try it on conventional levers, because they are easier to remove than de-cable.


    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    ...

    On a different note and totally off the point, I rode the Masi on my commute today. Other than the wind the ride was great. But I believe the bike may have a problem. My usual 25mile round trip expanded to maybe 28 miles. What's up with that?
    The wheels must be too small.
    - Auchen

  5. #5
    Gearhead old's'cool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Chicago SW burbs
    My Bikes
    2 many 2 fit here
    Posts
    3,044
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't recall that I've ever removed or installed a hood except with the brake lever mounted to the bar. You can pretty much roll them on, pardon the analogy, pretty much like a condom. Hood, he-he...
    Geoff
    "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am"

  6. #6
    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Boston-ish, MA
    My Bikes
    '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '72 Bertin C32, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, and lots of uncertainty on some
    Posts
    7,565
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Hmmm... I spent some time trying to get one on a Campy Gran Sport lever. Removing the cable was easy because the lever has a slot down the front. But the point where the cable goes in sticks up so high. I'll have to try with a lubricant tomorrow.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
    jimmuller

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    8,512
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It has always been safer to install new hoods with the lever off the bar. Of course, with bars and levers already taped... it can be a problem. I have changed my ways, I now wrap the bars lever body off, it is easier at least with Campagnolo levers as the banjo bolt gets wrapped around and the lever body keeps the tape in position. My reason for going this route is the age and expense of old, NOS or even replacement hoods, peeling back a hood to nest the tape is more risky today.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •