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Old 11-26-09, 08:30 PM
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Tell me which hoods I need?

I have had these levers for quite a while now, and have no hoods for them. I don't need NOS, if there
are repops available I will buy them.

I have the nice old Trek 510, and I want to slowly change it over to as much Campy as possible. I might use different calipers, such as modolo's or something. The bike is kind of a frankenstein right now. Nuovo Gran Sport derailleurs and shifters, Superbe cranks, dia compe G(if memory serves) calipers, and AGC aero levers in black. Bars and stem are Cinelli with a giro bar, so
100% acceptable It performs well, I just want the look.,,,,BD





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welcome to the club! you need the real expensive hard to find ones. http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-genuine-Camp...item4837f1b600

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well, I think that seller is being optimistic. These are the early C-Record Brake levers btw (the little adjustment slot in the front, right?) so you can also use these, I wouldn't be suprised if they went to $50, though. Dunno.
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Maybe I just need some different Campy levers. I bought these for eight bucks, and the guy practically begged me to buy them for that price. hehe.,,,,BD


Unfortunately I need gum or black. They'd be going on a black bike. It had white wrap and saddle when I got the bike, and I couldn't stand the look.
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The type that Bianchigirll referenced is what you need. They aren't first-gen C-Record, but the type that was adapted to all subsequent generations of levers. They also came in black, which would suit the 510.

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Hmmm, after careful consideration, I am considering going Modolo instead. I know someone with an gold anodized set with see through hoods in good condition. Now to ask him his price. Hmmmm.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
welcome to the club! you need the real expensive hard to find ones. http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-genuine-Camp...item4837f1b600

Wow, am I a lucky boy? A friend gave me a pair of these (in a sealed plastic bag, not in a box but unopened with a Campagnolo part number sticker on the bag) last week for free. I'm keeping them for when my current ones wear out. He's a retired fire fighter and a life-long cyclist, who is now having to ride upright bars on all his bikes - could this be the effects of too many ladders climbed during his long and valuable career? In any event, a very generous gift and much appreciated. I had no idea they are so expensive.

Actually, I've found that in the recession-hit UK (No real sign of the recovery that other countries are having), people are much more generous now. I've been giving away bikes to families who are struggling, fixing bikes for free for local people who bring them to my house (mostly cables and inner tubes or lubrication/adjustments are all that is needed) and sending odd parts to other cyclists who need them and in particular other cycling friends and contacts have given me parts for free, which is welcome given my own current situation. Not as dire as many people yet but building bikes has become a luxury I can't now afford to put any more serious money into.

A neighbour was clearing another house he owns that he's now having to rent out and he asked me to help him to clear out any bikes and parts I wanted from a shed in the grounds - otherwise he'd have to pay for a skip to take them to the tip. Three complete bikes, old, low level but complete and dirty plus a car-load of bits - again nothing top-end but plenty of useful spares among it all. Only tonight my other neighbour offered me some bikes. I spent Saturday fixing his grandson's Muddy Fox MTB that wouldn't change gear, the brakes were seized off and the BB was loose. The youngster has just started college and needs his bike there. I refused to take any money - I only fitted a spare BB and a set of cables after all, but told him to bring it back every six months for a free tune-up. The family has three other bikes in their garage that have apparently stood for years and "don't work". They only want one working for their other son and have asked if I will take all three and return one in working order. Only too pleased to do so! Who needs money? People helping each other is much more satisfying!
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I just bought an NOS set of those same levers for $5. I'm going to use some hoods I have on a 1985 set of Universal AER's. If not, Cane Creek, it is.
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I just scanned this post quickly. I wonder if the Dia-Compe hoods from VO would suit your needs, perhaps with a bit of trimming.
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Robbie let me know how those hoods workout for you. I mistakenly bought a set of the style Luker put up a link to and they do not fit. I just saw they were white and bid on them.

where was that thread from Electra about things we would like to see reproduced? LOL VO should even look into these.
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Try www.lickbike.com
They have some Campy Record knock off hoods for $20. They're black and made for exposed cable levers. I have a set on a bike and they fit and work well.
I've seen the same hoods elsewhere in black or gum but don't remember where. Somewhere on the internets is all I remember.
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The ones on my Universals are non-aero, but I guess I could live with the hole, find a black plug at Lowe's or something. I'd like to find some aero ones. I have two sets, one is nearly NOS, the other is used well. I may try them today and send you a pic. Oops, I can't send pics from my PC without uploading them first. Thanks, upgrade.
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Originally Posted by velodog View Post
Try www.lickbike.com
They have some Campy Record knock off hoods for $20. They're black and made for exposed cable levers. I have a set on a bike and they fit and work well.
I've seen the same hoods elsewhere in black or gum but don't remember where. Somewhere on the internets is all I remember.
Won't fit. They hardly fit the originals well either.

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I think the after market parts/reproduction people forgot about these levers. it is like they fell into a black hole or something. HUDZ for one makes about 20000000 colors of the different ergo hoods and some Super Record era hoods but nothing for these levers. it is a 'one size fits all' for the Athena, Chorus, Croce D'Aune, and Record, plus I think the Xenon and Mirage groups before they went Ergo. I am certai that if someone offered a regualr supply of these at say $30 they may sell like hotcakes, well lowfat, gluten free, sugar free, egg free, hotcakes with synthic everything free syrup LOL
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.... they may sell like hotcakes, well lowfat, gluten free, sugar free, egg free, hotcakes with synthic everything free syrup LOL
Hah! I'll take two sets of hoods and pass the butter.
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Those are PowerGrade levers and the first set of hoods shown on ebay are the only kind that will work on that lever. (the double step on the hood is the give away) That is a pretty decent price. Laughable, but I was seeing $150 on average for white PG hoods awhile back. Check out Campoldy, I got a new replacement set in black (that is all he has) for 30 pounds. (~$50)
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