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    zungguzungguguzungguzeng Catnap's Avatar
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    Wood Tandem Stoker Hoods - bad idea?

    so i'm thinking of switching up the cockpit of my rando bike from non-aero brake levers to guidonnet levers and tandem stoker hoods, like so:



    thing is, I don't think those Dia-Compe stoker hoods look period-correct. So I was thinking of making some out of wood.

    something like these:



    ...but cut down to size and modded to accept bar-mounts.

    are there any potential pitfalls of this idea? the only thing I can think of is that wood might transfer more vibrations to my hands than a modern rubber hood.
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    Get off the lawn! Velognome's Avatar
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    I like the idea, go for it. I had wood grips on a Raliegh for years and found the worked just fine and were attractive

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    Perhaps wrap them in leather? That might help a bit.

    Scott

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    Slivers! I dunno if wood is any more period-correct or not... are those knobs comfy?

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