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    replacing Campy ergo hoods

    My hoods were in bad shape so I have some new one's coming from PBK, Is there a trick to installing these? These are pre-2008 ergo hoods

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    My hoods were in bad shape so I have some new one's coming from PBK, Is there a trick to installing these? These are pre-2008 ergo hoods
    windex is a reasonable lubricant that will not leas a sticky residue or damage the rubber. slow and careful will get it done (or rubbing alcohol)
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    I used talc and some patience. Some people use hairspray but it leaves a residue. Talc eventually works its way out.
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    Drop the hoods into a bowl of warm tap water which will soften them slightly, and the water is all you need as a lube. Then it's simply a matter of stretching them over the brake lever while it's still on the bar. Massage it into place, and you're good to go.

    Note new hoods are easier to install than older ones which may be dried out or nicked and prone to tearing when stretched.
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    Thanks all for the advice

    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Drop the hoods into a bowl of warm tap water which will soften them slightly, and the water is all you need as a lube. Then it's simply a matter of stretching them over the brake lever while it's still on the bar. Massage it into place, and you're good to go.

    Note new hoods are easier to install than older ones which may be dried out or nicked and prone to tearing when stretched.
    I used the warm water approach although I think the other approaches would have been fine. My initial worry was getting the hoods over the knob at the top. That turned out to be quite easy. More difficult was massaging the hood into the correct position. Still not so hard.

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    Isopropyl alcohol works great as a lubricant for installing hoods.
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    Fuuny, I have been trying to post this video for three days and kept getting the Anonymous garbage. Anyway it shows how the techs do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNcZ6ibkb-4
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    Dihydrogen oxide

    Quote Originally Posted by GRAVELBIKE View Post
    Isopropyl alcohol works great as a lubricant for installing hoods.
    So does that old standby dihydrogen oxide (generic name: water).

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    Make sure you apply lots of good humor and a 6 pack of beer. It's a long, annoying fiddly job and will take you some time if you haven't done it before.

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    Rove you rong time

    Quote Originally Posted by gordy748 View Post
    Make sure you apply lots of good humor and a 6 pack of beer. It's a long, annoying fiddly job and will take you some time if you haven't done it before.
    Or less than 5 minutes if you're actually watching the clock.

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