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Old 06-27-12, 08:24 PM
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Help finding white brake hoods.

I recently picked up a mid 70s Viscount that I am getting ready to ride. It is an Aerospace model with white frame and blue seat tube and head tube. I haven't finished it up yet because I can't locate white non-aero brake hoods. I want to have blue bar tape and white hoods. I have the original white half hoods but there isn't much life left in them. I have searched all over (online and local bike shops that carry both new and used parts) for white hoods without luck. Anyone have a lead of where I can get white non-aero hoods? BTW the brake levers are Lambert. Thanks.
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Dia-Compe hoods are shown on this Viscount w/ Lambert Brakes. They shouldn't be that difficult to locate...?

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Maybe these might work, not sure if they'll fit or not.

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/dia-compe-hoods-for-202-204-brake-levers.html
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I put those hoods on my original Grande Compe brakes and they are great. The bike came with the gum cane creak replacement hoods which didn't fit well. The dia-compe hoods are asymmetrical - and are much more comfortable if you ride with your hands on the hoods a lot.

Plus they are only $13 after shipping. It's one of the best non-performance upgrades I've ever made.
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Why couldn't you snip the tip off of a set of Aero Dia-Compes & use those if you can't find non-aero hoods?
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Bob,

I owe you a phone call.

I think I have a set you can have.
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