Campy hoods don't fit Shimano's very well, they kind of sag and gap around the edges. But clean, functional early Shimano hoods pop up fairly regularly, usually mounted on 600 levers. I would never know the difference if I saw 600 hoods on Dura Ace levers, I think they both say "Shimano". Beware, there was a middle Dura Ace Lever that had a high swoopy top instead of the flatter 1st gen style; I don't know where you would get hoods for them. If you just want riders, Weinmann hoods fit pretty good, although they may require a trim where the hood meets the bottom of the lever to allow the lever full range of motion.
Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ
Scot Osterweil <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for this info. An earlier post mentions that Shimano hoods
don't fit Campy levers. Do you happen to know if the Modolo hoods will
also fit early Shimano Dura-Ace levers?
Thanks in advance,
> The nicest 3rd party replacements I've tried are the Modolo #919. These
> are the right color and shape, but say "Modolo" instead of Campagnolo.
> These show up on eBay on a regular basis, so keep your eyes peeled.
> American Cyclery (http://fixedgear.americancyclery.com/) in San Fran
> stocks these for US$27/pr. If looks aren't so important, the Modolo
> "Anatomic" hoods also fit and are more comfortable (IMHO) than the
> original equipment or clones thereof. A'me also made an anatomic hood
> like the Modolo #920 but in a more durable material than gum latex. If
> you want long term durability and comfort, these are the way to go.
> had a set on my commuter bike for over 20 years and there's still no
> sign of deterioration. Yellow Jersey in Madison WI stocks some of these
> (http://www.yellowjersey.org/brax.html) for only US$10/pr!
> -John Thompson (email@example.com)
> Appleton WI USA