Re: [CR]Hints and parts needed


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:24:08 -0500
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Hints and parts needed
References: <1EAOpe-0KvdnE0@fwd19.aul.t-online.de>
In-Reply-To: <1EAOpe-0KvdnE0@fwd19.aul.t-online.de>


Toni.Theilmeier@t-online.de wrote:
> I would
> appreciate it if someone could give me a hint on what brake lever gum
> hoods fit old-style NR brake levers. Perhaps anyone can even help me to
> keep my road bike on the road by furnishing the parts? No NOS original
> fancy stuff needed, just something to keep the bike rideable.

Anything you find to fit will be old stock. Euro-Asia imports made a no-logo copy you can find on eBay now and then. These pass casual inspection well enough, but do have a noticeable seam along the side. Modolo 919 and 920 hoods work well and seem to be relatively available. They're on eBay pretty regularly, and American Cyclery in San Francisco (http://www.americancyclery.com/) seems to have a stock -- at least I got a couple sets from them earlier this year.

The Modolo 919s are the "anatomic" model; more comfortable than the original hoods, in my opinion at least, but the 920s are more similar to the original ones.

I also got a set of CLB gum hoods from Banana Brain that look like they might work, and the CLB sunburst logo on the side looks almost like the famous "globe" Campy used.

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/hoods3.jpg
>From left to right: Campy globe, Campy shield, Modolo 920, Modolo 919, CLB, and "no-name" (also from Banana Brain).

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA