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Old 07-31-11, 03:54 PM
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Modolo brake hoods. Is there a reasonable solution yet?

Short of buying NOS Modolo hoods off eBay or buying Modolo levers to take the hoods, is there a brake hood solution for my Modolo Speedy levers. They look soooo much better with hoods than without.

I tried the search feature but many of them just ended with people hoping RobbieTunes would start making them.

I don't care if it's Cane Creek or any other repro brand, I just need something that will fit and does not cost 40$ just for a pair of hoods.

Is this possible? Does anyone have a source for these? or am I SOL?
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I suspect the ones you need are Modelo 919 anatomics.

I gave up looking and bought some cheap aero levers.
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Kept My Modolo 919 from deteriorating by covering them
with a thin bit of Glove leather..
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i'm pretty sure the generic Campy hoods will work just fine. About $20/shipped, online.
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Should I just go with some new aeros from Niagara?



Or spend the same amount getting hoods from loosescrews?

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Originally Posted by robertofergy View Post

I tried the search feature but many of them just ended with people hoping RobbieTunes would start making them.
It was not RobbieTunes, it's rob fellows, he's in Ventura, CA (different guy). He doesn't seem interested in making them, and if he ever does they will probably cost at least $40/pair. He has expanded his offerings to include "shield logo" Campy Super Record repro hoods and some QR lever covers, too, but no Modolo/Ame anatomic ones. If you need something cheap, the greasy EAI Campy knock-offs will fit and they are (usually) less than $40.
http://www.euroasiaimports.net/produ...dcategory=1406
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I just got a set of the loosescrews hoods for some NR levers, look nice, feel nice. I wouldn't obsolete your Modolo Levers while there is a hood option available.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
I just got a set of the loosescrews hoods for some NR levers, look nice, feel nice. I wouldn't obsolete your Modolo Levers while there is a hood option available.
+1

I don't think they're a perfect fit, but they're pretty darn close, and a much better fit than the Cane Creek hoods. Here's a set on a Bianchi I has a while back:

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Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
It was not RobbieTunes, it's rob fellows, he's in Ventura, CA (different guy). He doesn't seem interested in making them, and if he ever does they will probably cost at least $40/pair. He has expanded his offerings to include "shield logo" Campy Super Record repro hoods and some QR lever covers, too, but no Modolo/Ame anatomic ones. If you need something cheap, the greasy EAI Campy knock-offs will fit and they are (usually) less than $40.
http://www.euroasiaimports.net/produ...dcategory=1406
Ahh, my mistake. My apologies to RobbieTunes and Rob Fellows.
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Thanks for the advice everyone, Ive come to my senses and will order some hoods from loosescrews. Actually, my LBS has some hoods for 5$ but they seem small, ill try them first THEN order some from loosescrews.

The only problem is tomorrow is a holiday and so they wont be open until tuesday. It'll be a long wait...
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The other option is the Dia Compe 204 hood. I believe that pattern is the same as old Campy, and hence at least Suntour Superbe and many Modolo. Velo Orange was selling these but is out of stock-maybe they will order more if enough people go there and add these to their wish list. These are pretty nice quality hoods in a couple of colors that have a mild anatomic shape and are a cut above inexpensive campy repros. I have a set of the 204 levers, fwiw, the hoods are actually nicer than the levers. It may be worth just buying a set of the levers for $20 or so and stripping the hoods.

I's Cycles in Kyoto (Grand Bois Cycles) is the only other place I've found that also sells these hoods, fairly cheap too, this works out to around 7 or 8 dollars. Unfortunately, I don't know if they ship internationally. However, they are right up the road from my place in Osaka, maybe the next time I'm over there I'll pick up a passel load of these and bring back.
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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post
The other option is the Dia Compe 204 hood. I believe that pattern is the same as old Campy, and hence at least Suntour Superbe and many Modolo. Velo Orange was selling these but is out of stock-maybe they will order more if enough people go there and add these to their wish list. These are pretty nice quality hoods in a couple of colors that have a mild anatomic shape and are a cut above inexpensive campy repros. I have a set of the 204 levers, fwiw, the hoods are actually nicer than the levers. It may be worth just buying a set of the levers for $20 or so and stripping the hoods.

I's Cycles in Kyoto (Grand Bois Cycles) is the only other place I've found that also sells these hoods, fairly cheap too, this works out to around 7 or 8 dollars. Unfortunately, I don't know if they ship internationally. However, they are right up the road from my place in Osaka, maybe the next time I'm over there I'll pick up a passel load of these and bring back.
You're looking in the wrong places.

Instead of looking for Modolo hoods start looking for vintage Scott, and Mavic stuff as well. Modolo rebadged levers for the Mavic SSC group and the Scott levers amongst others. Also keep in mind that back in the day very few people were sourcing original Modolo hoods as replacements. The kicker you're missing out on is that most people/shops were sourcing AM'E hoods. Be careful as A'ME hoods are either usually Dia-Compe or Modolo. The Modolo AM'E hoods are your best bet compared to vulturing off another lever set.
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I don't really understand why buying a modern production hood of high quality that will be a precise fit for 10 dollars is looking in the wrong place, but yeah, sure, ok.
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My Modolo hoods are so old they look like they're made of exotic lizard skin. But they ain't. They're rather brittle. These aren't the Speedy model. I'm not sure which model they are, but they don't really look like the standard/generic hoods would fit (?).

Open to suggestions, too.



The brakes (yes, replacement cables are on their way.)



Hoods from another angle.



Thanks to all for the tips.
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The other option is the Dia Compe 204 hood. I believe that pattern is the same as old Campy, and hence at least Suntour Superbe and many Modolo. Velo Orange was selling these but is out of stock-maybe they will order more if enough people go there and add these to their wish list. These are pretty nice quality hoods in a couple of colors that have a mild anatomic shape and are a cut above inexpensive campy repros. I have a set of the 204 levers, fwiw, the hoods are actually nicer than the levers. It may be worth just buying a set of the levers for $20 or so and stripping the hoods.

I's Cycles in Kyoto (Grand Bois Cycles) is the only other place I've found that also sells these hoods, fairly cheap too, this works out to around 7 or 8 dollars. Unfortunately, I don't know if they ship internationally. However, they are right up the road from my place in Osaka, maybe the next time I'm over there I'll pick up a passel load of these and bring back.

Those Diacompe 204 hoods look perfect! Let me know if you pick some up and I will buy a pair off you.
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all the genuine Modolo anatomic hoods (whether light, dark or clear) were made of genuine gum rubber, and it just doesn't/didn't last very long. Ozone will attack it as well as dirt and human oils and sweat. The AME hoods were made of some other synthetic stuff (I assumed PVC but never did a lab test on them ) and came in lots of '80s colors...that material didn't feel the same as gum but held up like iron compared to it. You obviously won't get the "anatomic" shape or interesting texture when you use Campy/DiaCompe hoods on Modolo levers (or the Scott and Mavic rebrands) but they do fit the lever bodies.
The brakes LeicaLad shows are early Professionals, one of my favorite C&V brakes even if they aren't the very best stoppers in the world.
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Those Diacompe 204 hoods look perfect! Let me know if you pick some up and I will buy a pair off you.
Well, I'm not going back over for a few months, but sure. In the meantime, I really do suggest that people either put these things on their wishlist at velo orange or send them email, etc. They seem pretty responsive to a hue and cry from potential customers.
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The brakes LeicaLad shows are early Professionals, one of my favorite C&V brakes even if they aren't the very best stoppers in the world.

Thanks for identifying these. I bought them new back when they first came out ('79?), but rarely see them anywhere else. I agree that they are fine lookers. I've put Kool-Stops on the rear calipers to improve the stopping power.

As per Velo-Orange: I've added my name to the wait list. I also encourage others to do so. I'd love to find hoods more akin to these originals, but clearly I need ANYthing that fits -- sooner rather than later.

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Go with the LooseScrews version. I tried to move some nice 919's from one pair to another, and they ripped apart.

Even NOS is still 20 year-old rubber.

Supprised at all the Modolo love here. Anyone have an extra Master Pro cable adjuster? I bought a pair of Professionals just for the adjusters, but they're silver instead of bronze.
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+1 On the LooseScrews. I've used these on Suntour Superbe levers and had good luck. Cheaper than buying new levers.
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why surprised? I always thought the Modolo Pro and Master Pro were an upgrade
to campy sidepulls. I have a nice white pair waiting for a bike to put them on.
About the only time I've been far sighted I bought 3 or 4 pair of the 919 anatomic hoods
back when they were selling for $19 a pair. I use them on all my bikes, prefer them to
stock campy hoods.

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Edit: Holy cow, just checked ebay and master pro's are going for $455 (NOS). Geez.
btw there's an seller in Sweden, or Denmark that has 919 hoods for reasonable prices but
black and white are the only ones he's showing.
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Originally Posted by theo3000 View Post
Supprised at all the Modolo love here.
There aren't a lot of things that say "late 80's bicycle, last of the non-aero era" to me more than some of the later levers, often colored. The drillium can be very nice, countersunk holes and on colored levers, say back, the countersunk area is the same contrasting color as the logo. The black and white ones are particularly sharp, but they have to go on the right bike.

I can do without the sintered brake shoes, though.

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Well, I'm not going back over for a few months, but sure. In the meantime, I really do suggest that people either put these things on their wishlist at velo orange or send them email, etc. They seem pretty responsive to a hue and cry from potential customers.
I did put it on my list at VO( even had to make an account to do so, which could prove to be trouble for my wallet ) , but in the meantime the kind ColonelJLloyd has offered to sell me a set of his 204s. I very happily accepted.
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These will probably work, IIRC, the Dura Ace 7400 is same as Campy pattern, hence same as Suntour Superbe, Modolo, etc.
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