Sticky Brake Hoods

bgorton
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Sticky Brake Hoods

Postby bgorton » Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:18 pm

The Shimano 105 brake hoods on my 15 year old bike have become sticky. Chalk is messy and short term fix, methylated spirits does not help. Does anyone have suggestion to restore the surface of the hoods ?

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Re: Sticky Brake Hoods

Postby familyguy » Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:49 pm

Have had some success with removing gummy residue with dish washing liquid, or baby wipes. Then apply corn starch or talcum powder once dry. Seems to work better if they're warm for whatever reason.

But once they start breaking down like it seems yours are, all you're doing is prolonging the inevitable. Sometimes they're just beyond saving and the only thing for it is replacement.

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Re: Sticky Brake Hoods

Postby stevenaaus » Mon Jan 15, 2024 6:29 pm

If you've used Metho , they're probably wrecked :( Never tried talc though ^^^^
The 10 speed hoods (?) aren't too hard to replace in my experience.

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Re: Sticky Brake Hoods

Postby Duck! » Mon Jan 15, 2024 7:09 pm

Once they start going gungy they're on their way out and will need replacing sooner or later. There is a bit of a knack to replacing hoods, but it's not a particularly difficult process.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Sticky Brake Hoods

Postby bgorton » Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:07 pm

Thanks for your replies, it looks like replacements are the way to go.

Cheers.

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