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Old 06-13-20, 03:21 PM
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IRD Drillium replacement hoods

The design of these looks a lot like Ergopower G2, but of course if you were to try and fit those hoods, they would have the button slit.
I'm after a replacement hood, colored preferred but IRD can't offer any info. Anyone have an idea? It's not like in this day and age that they were original, most likely a cobble from Chinese tooling. I know it's a longshot.

Anyone?
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Old 06-13-20, 03:31 PM
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I'm reminded of Tektro and Cane Creek SCR5.
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Yes, very similar yet not quite it. CC and Tektro are much easier to source parts for. I asked IRD and Soma and they just scratched their heads. I doubt those guys even make trips to Asia for new things any longer! I might try some Hudz Gen 2 and see how they work, using Amazon Prime for easy return of course
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Origin 8?
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Those look an awful lot like Tektro R200s, not the current Tektro RL340s...
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Hi,
Thanks for the suggestion but if anything those are in line with the Cane Creek and Tektro's as well.

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You are correct. Not the levers but the hoods. I'll search and see if there are any 'other than black' hoods available for those. Good eye
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I see Cane Creek. Tektros are longer and not as well fitting. And I am surprised IRD is not more helpful if they were marketed by them. They have been most helpful to me with info regarding their freewheels.
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They were just stymied, not like they were jerks or anything, just had no ideas and no leads. Didn't seem interested in typing more than a few words. Oh well. I can live with the black hoods.
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A while ago, I found Chinese ZST levers for like $10.

The IRD levers are just rebranded ZST levers, either drilled or not drilled.

See if you can score them for the $10 price without the IRD branding.
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The design of these looks a lot like Ergopower G2, but of course if you were to try and fit those hoods, they would have the button slit.
I'm after a replacement hood, colored preferred but IRD can't offer any info. Anyone have an idea? It's not like in this day and age that they were original, most likely a cobble from Chinese tooling. I know it's a longshot.

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https://www.wheelworks.com/product/c...s-236177-1.htm

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Here's the levers on my Miyata 1000LT

1990 Miyata 1000LT by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
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