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    Home made hoods?

    Hi Folks,
    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!
    Paul

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    NadaKid wayne pattee's Avatar
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    Im looking forard to seeing what you come up with.

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    delay

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne pattee View Post
    Im looking forard to seeing what you come up with.
    Hey,
    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.

    Stay tuned!

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    benttandem
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    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.

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