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Old 06-08-11, 05:52 AM
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Dressing up brake levers with turkey wings

Are there brake lever covers for the levers with top brakes? If not, what's the best way to wrap them up?

I'm doing cotton with shellac.
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Neatly cut or punch holes in the hoods for the fastener bolts?
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it takes some digging to find them, but shimano made a few hooded levers that could have turkey levers installed. they also made an aero lever that had an optional turkey wing.



these are a Z series lever from '86ish.
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Originally Posted by abdon View Post
Are there brake lever covers for the levers with top brakes? If not, what's the best way to wrap them up?

I'm doing cotton with shellac.
Just extend the wrap a bit onto the lever body and shellac.


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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
Neatly cut or punch holes in the hoods for the fastener bolts?
Yep. And if you want to keep the lever assemblies but remove the extensions, I found that the large caps for wire closet organizers are a perfect fit. Usually come in white, but can be primed and painted to match the bar tape.
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