Re: [CR] Re. WTB Weinmann hoods

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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:24:37 -0400
From: "Peter Gilbert" <peter@canecreek.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Re. WTB Weinmann hoods


The Cane Creek gum or black hoods that fit the original Dia-Compe pattern, do not have the extension lever punch outs...They are a current product in our product line...

Peter Gilbert Cane Creek Cycling Fletcher, NC USA

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 2:58 PM, verktyg <verktyg@aol.com> wrote:
> NOS DIA-COMPE rubber brake lever hoods frequently come up for auction on
> eBay. The problem (at least for me) is that most of these rubber hoods have
> little circles on each side that you can punch out to use with "suicide
> levers" - the unsafe "safety" brake lever extensions.
>
> We reviled those at our shop back in the day, so much so much that we
> refused to sell suicide levers and removed them from any new bike that came
> equipped with them.
>
> The idea looked great except most brake extension levers were poorly
> designed. The ones for DIA-COMPE/Weinmann levers could easily come loose and
> pop out of the lever leaving the rider with their hands on the tops of the
> bars and only 1 brake - usually the rear!
>
> Cane Creek the inheritor of the DIA-COMPE product line in the US makes some
> replacement hoods for DIA-COMPE/Weinmann levers. All of the ones I've seen
> so far have those stupid punchouts on the sides.
>
> I've crazy glued the cracks in several old sets of Weinmann hoods rather
> than use hoods that remind me of suicide levers.
>
> When someone gets a set of the Grand Bois hoods, please let us know what
> they look like. I suspect that they may be the same as the ones that Cane
> Creek is selling?
>
> Regards,
>
> Chas. Colerich
> Oakland, CA USA
>
> Nick Ozerov wrote:
>
>> Thanks Kris!
>> CR really works!
>> Just an hour after my posting my search for Weinmann hoods, I received a
>> call from a CR member with a "hot tip" regarding the Weinmann hoods I have
>> been hunting for.
>> Grand Bois Cycles has them available on their website for about $27 per
>> pair
>> (good luck navigating the website in Japanese!) If you do a search on the
>> web for "Grand Bois Cycles English" you may find the English order form.
>> Enter Weinmann brake hood (white or tan) on the order form and submit the
>> order form. They will e-mail you a quote and accept Paypal payments.
>>
>> These hoods are not NOS but appear to be high quality reproductions.
>>
>> Nick Ozerov
>> San Antonio, Texas, USA
>>
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