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Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby ParkertR » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:59 pm

Hey guys,
hope this isn't a silly post... but I can't seem to get the hoods off my levers! I don't intend to cut them... trying to pull them off however, has been quite a task. I've stopped for fear of ripping them up! I got replacement hoods (colored ones) and want to put them on, but if I can't get them off, how'd I put the new ones on? :)

Anyone here has had experience? Cheers!
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby Duck! » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:09 am

Take the shifters off the bar & pull the hoods off the back of them.

Disconnect the cables, then undo the mount bolt so the lever assemblies just come off, leaving the clamps, outer cables & bar tape in place. Flip the peak of the hood back, then simply work the hood back of the body. They're quite stretchy, so will not tear.

Then reverse the process to fit the new hoods. A flat screwdriver can help stretch them over the broad base of the lever body. Feed the cables back in, tuck the hood body into the opening in the bar wrapping, then bolt them back in place.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby ParkertR » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:17 am

Thanks for the how-to. I was hoping I didn't have to take them shifters off the bar... mmm
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby melbnut » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:59 pm

Flat head screw driver all the way. Don't need to take the shifters off. They are pretty stretchy! I took a 10yr old pair off a busted up campy equipped bike and they didn't rip
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby ParkertR » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:44 am

will try it out today mate!
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby ParkertR » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Managed to change them with the help of rubbing alcohol! :)

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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby Boognoss » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:51 am

ParkertR wrote:Managed to change them with the help of rubbing alcohol! :)

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Nice! Where did you source them?


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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby ParkertR » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:28 pm

I got them off ebay mate! not too expensive. $25 shipped
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby Boognoss » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:35 pm

ParkertR wrote:I got them off ebay mate! not too expensive. $25 shipped


Thanks, didn't even think of that. Plenty of choice on there.

Questioning the wisdom of getting white to match other components on my roadie at this stage (so I'll wait :)).
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby ParkertR » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:50 am

Thats always an option mate! I would definitely get whatever color to match the components... hahaha... thats just me though!
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Re: Changing 6770 Rubber Hoods

Postby Boognoss » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:24 am

ParkertR wrote:Thats always an option mate! I would definitely get whatever color to match the components... hahaha... thats just me though!


Totally agree, my roadie is either black or white. My white bar tape is pretty dirty after less than a month though.
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