Home made hoods?
I've been reading your stuff for years! Now, I'll take a few turns.
After 10 years monkeying with bikes of great variety, I have a little to add.
I'll try to keep my attitude/pride out of the way, always a bummer on forums...
So, here's my current issue, the one that drives me to register, finally:
I have 3 sets of fine brake levers and one set of not-so-fine gum hoods.
What to do? Yah, Yellow Jersey has some (@$79), but I can't afford 3+ sets at that rate. Besides, my choice would be for Modolo 919s and I know even new ones are fragile! So, I thought I'd experiment with making my own! Take matters into my own hands, if you'll forgive the pun.
I'm going to have my first effort unmolded in a day or so. I'll post my results here, of course, so stay tuned.
Thanks for being here, Folks!
Im looking forard to seeing what you come up with.
Originally Posted by wayne pattee
I made an abortive attempt at a mold using bondo. Not like I expected real results, I learned a few things about molds at the expense of $5 in material.
A set of 919s is on it's way in the mail to use as masters, and a more concerted attempt will be made with more expensive material this week-weekend.
Keep us posted on the results. I have several old sets from the 70's that are about gone and your success may help us all. Welcome to the forums. Post this in the mechanics and also in C&V they will be interested also.