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Brake lever hoods for these brakes?

Old 04-27-09, 06:43 PM
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Brake lever hoods for these brakes?

Hey I have an old bike with the levers as seen here: http://blackcannon.org/gallery/d/2305-2/IMG00015.jpg

Can I get covers for them like this? http://jensonusa.com/store/product/B...ver+Hoods.aspx

Obviously not those particuarlar ones, but if anyone knows any that will work for these that would be great. Thanks!
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Look for Dia Compe brake lever covers. NON AERO version and you should be fine. Should be around $10

Take those suicide brake levers off though, a waste of space and useless as brakes.
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You sure? Don't forget about the brake extensions for riding on the top of the bar position.
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Anyone?
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Here's another option:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=529236
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These.
Even has a punch-out to accommodate the suicide levers.

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Urmph, want black. And took off suicide levers tonight. They were annoying xD
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http://jensonusa.com/store/product/B...ack+Hoods.aspx will those work?
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Probably. There's only one way to find out...
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But I don't want to return them and have to pay shipping both ways
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Also, since I removed the suicide levers, there is a bolt sort of sticking out of the side (the inside side) that the levers were mounted to. Can I put the hoods on with that? >_> thinking not
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I have removed these on two bikes now. I screw the little bolt down to my saw horse with the end hanging off one side. Then I use a hacksaw and cut the end off. Make sure you take some pointy pliers and pull the springs out of the rod or it makes it much harder to saw (don't ask how I know this!).
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Also, since I removed the suicide levers, there is a bolt sort of sticking out of the side (the inside side) that the levers were mounted to. Can I put the hoods on with that? >_> thinking not
That's why the Dia-Compe levers I referenced have a punch-out.

You could swap the lever pivots for ones that don't extend past the lever body, but you may as well just get different levers in that case. Chances are, replacement levers will come with hoods as well.
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