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WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby Tomca74 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:33 pm

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Hi all,
Anyone have any super powers and able to point me in the right direction to source some hoods for my old road bike.
Thanks in advance
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Re: WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby spirito » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:52 pm

Cranky Jim wrote: God did not invent gears. Men invented gears ... because we are not gods.
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Re: WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby LG » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:55 pm

I can confirm that the dia compe/cane creek are an ok (not exact - but good enough) fit for shimano levers. Other options are very limited.
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Re: WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby Tomca74 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:06 pm

Those were the closest I found but was worried the levers might be too flat across the top.
LG I'll take your advice thanks. Now to decide if I order brown or black, bikes are as bad as cars.........
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Re: WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby LG » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:15 pm

The brown are a calf poo brown, not the gum type color that old hoods used to be. Still look ok if blacks not your thing though.
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Re: WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby rogerrabbit » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:57 pm

There are two different shapes for Shimano levers . The cane creek ones are I think for the later more shapely 600 levers. Yours are the first generation model. I have a set that I got on eBay. I will have a browse.

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Re: WTB Shimano 600 brake hoods

Postby rogerrabbit » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:12 pm

I have a NOS set of genuine Shimano ones you can have. I will work out a fair price and Pm you.

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