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Old 08-05-05, 03:35 PM
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Anybody ever replaced gum hoods on old 600's?

I don't want to spend good money on ill-fitting hoodies.
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Old 08-05-05, 04:43 PM
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Yes, I replaced my old gum hoods with brand new ones for my Trek. The new ones are Shimano that I bought on EBAY. I know people will say they can use Dia Compe but I've seen what they look like and IMHO, you can tell they don't match. Down side is trying to find them. I've been looking for a pair for my Italian bike but as of yet no luck. One thing too I learned, if you're going to replace the hoods do the cables, housing, and tape at the same time. Keep looking on EBAY.
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I just ordered some of these yesterday to replace the ones on this bike. They are 600's from what I can tell (everything else is). I'm not sure if they'll fit, but they are the closest I could find on the internets. I'll let you know in a few days when they arrive.
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Originally Posted by definition
... on this bike ...
dude, you're supposed to drink that Guiness out of the bottle - i'f you're gonna pour it, you need to get the cans!
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Old 08-05-05, 05:58 PM
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heh. i've removed the widget to use the bottles for homebrewing before (since the "label" is a plastic sleeve and leaves a nice plain bottle that's made to stand extra pressure), and it's a real pita. those suckers just barely fit through the neck, and they are slippery as all heck to grip with needle-nose pliers.

one of the reasons i exclusively keg now. plus, draft beer > bottled.
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i found a few sets of gum hoods for my shimano 600EX (BL6207) levers on ebay. Dura Ace EX hoods from that time should fit too.Maybe even 105's non aero. good luck.
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Look in Ebay Stores. Try BananaBrains and BicycleSupply. They seem to carry dura ace ex gum hoods and Dia Compe.
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no dice on the ones I bought. too small. of course, I'm not even sure my levers are 600's, but my best guess is that they are.
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Whaddya want for them? I'll buy, your levers look to be bigger than mine.
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Have you guys tried Yellow Jersey ?

They have all sorts of brake hoods, colored cable housings, and other bits we treasure. Give Andy a call, he got me a nice set of hoods for my Suntour Superbe levers - in blue even!

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I'm just going to return them to the store that I bought them from and try the dia compe non-aeros
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I sent a specific email to yellow jersey....I think I'll pick up some tubies, too, if I order from them.
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Reply = "
Shimano never produced any hood long enough for a reasonable supply or any aftermarket nmanufacturer's interest - can't help at all, sorry.
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Good of them to reply!

So a slightly-too-small hood would work, if there's no such thing as perfect....could get expensive.
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I think he is saying that shimano didn't produce them for enough
time for there to be a supply, not that they were never long enough.
I could be wrong tho. . .

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Originally Posted by colinm
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Shimano never produced any hood long enough for a reasonable supply or any aftermarket nmanufacturer's interest - can't help at all, sorry.
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Good of them to reply!

So a slightly-too-small hood would work, if there's no such thing as perfect....could get expensive.
Andy at Yellow Jersey treated me more than fair when I dealt with him. I always check there first.

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Originally Posted by lotek
I think he is saying that shimano didn't produce them for enough
time for there to be a supply, not that they were never long enough.
I could be wrong tho. . .

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Yeah, I know. I'm saying since NOS doesn't exist, and nobody reproduced them, a slightly smaller than correct hood would be perfect, since big fitting ones will squirm and I hate that.

Expensive in that shipping in the wrong thing more than twice would be wasteful, especially non-returnable ebay.
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nice nehshikie! I have one of the same internationals! yo yo yo. But mine has a mountain bar on it and 20mm tires hehe. It's a wierd looking config.
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What??
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