Re[2]: [CR]RE-Black Dura-Ace headset

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 23:06:28 -0600
From: "Ed" <>
To: "David G. White" <>
Subject: Re[2]: [CR]RE-Black Dura-Ace headset
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Hello David,

Sunday, September 4, 2005, 10:33:28 PM, you wrote:
> Geoff and Ed,
> Check the levers closely - look under the gum hoods. The 1st generation
> Dura-Ace levers I've seen packaged with black calipers have black bodies
> and silver levers. Shimano's decision to do it that way is odd because
> the bodies are entirely hidden by the gum hoods and thus when they are
> mounted one can't see any difference from a regular silver version.
> David
> David White
> Burlington, VT

Hoods? We don't need no stinkin hoods! Actually we do, mine rotted, walked away, disappeared, whatever. I no longer have any hoods for those levers. From what I've seen I may not ever have any hoods. Anyone know of a good replacement DA hood?

I just double checked my lever bodies. Silver bodies, silver levers. Odd? It was a long time ago but I'm really sure the calipers and levers were sold boxed as a set so perhaps just various ways Shimano did things? I wish i could remember the year i bought the brakes but no way. To long ago, to much living since then.

Ed Lutz
Loveland, CO.