Re: [CR]Hints and parts needed

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:24:08 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Hints and parts needed
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <> 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 ( 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.
>From left to right: Campy globe, Campy shield, Modolo 920, Modolo 919, CLB, and "no-name" (also from Banana Brain).


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA