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Old 03-23-24, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by oneclick
Would those Vittoria hoods fit Balilla levers?
I think they would, but I don't have a set to check. (I have a set of Galli levers on my Conti, but it already have some his. I'm not ready to disassemble it to check.) The Tipo Corsa with the nifty quick release mechanism would probably require a little surgery, and the cable exit on the TC lever seems to be significantly larger in diameter than the corresponding bit on the hood.
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Originally Posted by oneclick
Would those Vittoria hoods fit Balilla levers?
Yes. Quite nicely.
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Those look really nice, congratulations. I don't know your criteria for choosing subjects, but if you don't mind I'll add my own wish list:
MAFAC, either full or half. There are so many of these still being used that I would think there will always be demand.
Weinmann, the 60's-70's style. Cane Creek hoods fit but they're just not the same. Like MAFAC, in production for decades and lots of these still in use.
GB Superhoods. These would be more rare but no more than Vittoria or Zeus. I could use a pair!
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Originally Posted by kroozer
Those look really nice, congratulations. I don't know your criteria for choosing subjects, but if you don't mind I'll add my own wish list:
MAFAC, either full or half. There are so many of these still being used that I would think there will always be demand.
Weinmann, the 60's-70's style. Cane Creek hoods fit but they're just not the same. Like MAFAC, in production for decades and lots of these still in use.
GB Superhoods. These would be more rare but no more than Vittoria or Zeus. I could use a pair!
Thanks! my criteria are simple.. I made whatever hoods I had in stock (NOS or mint condition)
I do not think that could get GB super hoods in mint condition, but if you ever see pair for sale just give me a sign
about half mafac hoods I saw few repros on market so I did not decided to make it yet, I will make mafac full hoods but need more time
BTW I can make other parts (like plugs etc) but need patern
now I will make first
sante, dura ace st-7700, shimano 600 first generation, universal cx, suntour superbe first generation, bl-6207, bl-6209, shimano z320, golden arrow, weinmann v1 , v2, v3, suntour cyclone, dia compe v1, v2
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As a data point: the AX hoods I ordered from Poland arrived in today's mail. I am so pleased. I plan to order more.

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OMG, I was joking! so sorry to be obtuse and I am a huge supporter of your work.
hahah now I understend... get rich quickly selling vintage hoods good one
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Originally Posted by kroozer
GB Superhoods. These would be more rare but no more than Vittoria or Zeus. I could use a pair!
iab can certainly correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the appeal of the Vittoria his is that they fit a number of levers from the period when the originals were produced. They were also the original "reproduction" hoods.

Interestingly enough, the Vittoria hoods we're familiar with don't seem to match those on the only Vittoria levers listed on Velobase.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
As a data point: the AX hoods I ordered from Poland arrived in today's mail. I am so pleased. I plan to order more.
Wow still with my note inside (fit the hoods from the back of brake lever) I am glad to hear that you are happy with quality of product
thanks for your feedback
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Originally Posted by bike-vintage.eu
Thanks! my criteria are simple.. I made whatever hoods I had in stock (NOS or mint condition)
I do not think that could get GB super hoods in mint condition, but if you ever see pair for sale just give me a sign
about half mafac hoods I saw few repros on market so I did not decided to make it yet, I will make mafac full hoods but need more time
BTW I can make other parts (like plugs etc) but need patern
now I will make first
sante, dura ace st-7700, shimano 600 first generation, universal cx, suntour superbe first generation, bl-6207, bl-6209, shimano z320, golden arrow, weinmann v1 , v2, v3, suntour cyclone, dia compe v1, v2
Do you have a good method for mold inhibition? The brush-on inhibitor I bought didn't work. I also don't like the quality of the tin-cured silicone molds, i prefer the platinum-cured silicone.

No worries. I don't plan on cutting in on the tens and tens of dollars to be made in the vintage hood market. I do it for fun and help out a few friends.
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I have good news, bl-6209 hoods, sante hoods (mold from used hoods :/), Dura Ace st-7700 and 105 golden arrow are now availbale for sale, I need few days to make a good photo and list it on my website www.racevelo.com
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a portion of still warm baked hoods

st-7700 hoods

st-7700 hoods

st-7700 hoods

sante hoods

sante hoods

sante hoods

sante hoods

bl-6209 hoods

bl-6209 hoods

bl-6209 hoods

brown bl-7401 hoods
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They look great!!!
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They look great!!!
Thanks I do my best
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like the dark gray Sante hoods, I can't keep the lighter ones from looking icky/dingy to save my life.
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