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Rustines Campy style hoods on Universal 68 levers

Old 09-24-19, 10:40 PM
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Rustines Campy style hoods on Universal 68 levers

Like others on this forum, I was curious if the Rustines campy style hoods would fit Universal 77 brake levers. I chose to take the plunge and find out for myself.

Do they fit? Kind of. The hoods fit the body shape well, but the trouble comes with the large brake cable housing stops on top.

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Lever without housing stop installed.


Lever with housing stop installed
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Here is what I chose to do.

1) Trim the top off of the brand new beautiful hoods with a razor. I didnít use a really sharp razor, so my cuts looked terrible. Someone with more patience and better planning could do better.

2) Burn the top cut to melt the rubber and smooth the cuts with a flat head screwdriver.
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Terrible cut!


3, 2, 1, ignition!


Not perfect, but good enough for me.
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I tried something similar with little acceptable success. I never thought of the "ignition" method. Well done!
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Reading this thread left me scratching my head a bit. Nice adaptation, MK.
But if the Campy style hoods sort of fit your levers I suspect they aren't really Super 68 model levers.
Which looked like this. Rustines makes replacement hoods for those as I remember.


But more likely style 77 or 125 levers.


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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post

Terrible cut!


3, 2, 1, ignition!


Not perfect, but good enough for me.
FIRE GOOD! BURNING DOWN HOUSE, BAD
Nice job, I still like the floor!
Best, Ben

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You are correct Scott. Can a mod change the title to universal 77?

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Reading this thread left me scratching my head a bit. Nice adaptation, MK.
But if the Campy style hoods sort of fit your levers I suspect they aren't really Super 68 model levers.
Which looked like this. Rustines makes replacement hoods for those as I remember.


But more likely style 77 or 125 levers.


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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I tried something similar with little acceptable success. I never thought of the "ignition" method. Well done!
Iím surprised I thought of it too. I was really tired and feeling like I had nothing to loose. I tested the theory on the scraps that I cut off first.
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OMG, you did that indoors!

Must have smelled terrible!

Results not bad!
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
FIRE GOOD! Nice job, I still like the floor!
Best, Ben
Thanks. I think I found my new back drop. Iíve lived here for years, I donít know why I never took pictures of bikes down there before.

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OMG, you did that indoors
Must have smelled terrible!

Results not bad!
Yes, it smelled really bad. Iíd recommend doing this outside.
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Great job; thanks very much for posting!

The Super 68 brakeset comes with lever model Nr. 306.

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