Campagnolo brake lever hoods

The correct Campagnolo brake lever hood for your vintage race bike

1968-1982

  • Campagnolo “globe” logo.
  • Fits Campagnolo super record, nuovo record and other brands like Gipiemme Crono sprint, Modolo Corsa; Speedy, etc.
  • Note that they can be found on some NOS, NIB Campagnolo 50th anniversary groupsets (probably produced before the introduction of the new style shield logo hoods?) but most groupsets have the shield logo hoods (see below).
  • They exist in black for Campagnolo gran sport as well (introduced a little bit later).

Original:

photo from eBay seller “treader”
  • Originals are darker brown and sometimes red-ish.
  • Natural rubber and see-through (when using white bar tape you can usually see the tape through the hood).
  • Sometimes have a rectangular mark around the logo (zoom into the photo to take a look). This little mark comes due to an insert in the mould to replace the logo, probably because it wore out a lot faster than the rest of the mould (deformation due to the heat and pressure from the injection moulding).
  • If they are not in the original packaging they are usually replicas, A LOT of sellers on eBay sell replica hoods as genuine NOS (so beware when you are looking for a NOS pair).
  • If you are not certain if a pair is NOS or replica, write us a message at quickrelease@lecycleur.com and in 99% of the cases we can see if it is a legit NOS one.

Replica:

replica Campagnolo hood
  • A bit lighter of color (also see-through) and some appear to have sanding marks (due to a worn mold, rumor says that those are from the original Campagnolo molds).
  • There are darker brown replicas around there as well (logo is slightly smaller).

1983-1987

  • Campagnolo “shield” logo.
  • A Little bit thicker than the previous model (more comfort and better durability. They still don’t give any comfort at all to be honest but at least they tried).
  • White, introduced in 1984 (on the Campagnolo victory levers).
  • Fits Triomphe (brown), nuovo record (brown, up to 1986), super record (brown and often white in ’85-87) and victory (white only).

Original

  • Natural gum rubber, see-through, dark brown, sometimes red-ish.

    NOS Campagnolo gum hoods shield logo brown, photo from treapeak.com (who got it from ebay.com as far as I can see, if this is your content and you want it removed, please write us a message)

Replica

  • Other than the color basically no difference (white ones are the most durable and almost exactly the same quality as the original).

 

Do’s:

  • Use soap and water to clean them ( with an old toothbrush and a water-based degreaser it usually works great).
  • Put some talk powder on them every month (note: can vary a lot depending on how much you ride your bike and the surrounding temperature (higher means more powder needed).
  • Mount them on your lever by putting on some talk powder or soap or vaseline on the lever and hood and slide them on through the back of the lever.

Definitely don’ts

  • Use any kind of thinner or solvent to clean them (especially the brown ones, the white Campagnolo hoods are a bit tougher).
  • Trying to mount them via the front of the brake lever might cause damage like cracks or cuts in the hood.
  • Mounting the wrong hood on your lever, don’t do that, that’s as hideous as fat people in leggings, once it catches your eye and you can’t think of anything else anymore…

like what you see but not what you need to know? take a look at “Campagnolo c-record brake levers explained” for the aero style Campagnolo hoods.

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5 Comments

  1. Christoph Langerweger
    July 20, 2018
    Reply

    Thanks for the quick reply, Bart!
    So if you have knowledge of when and where to buy “the right ones”, let me know — any help on that is much appreciated!
    Thanks again and happy riding!
    Christoph

  2. Christoph Langerweger
    July 20, 2018
    Reply

    Interesting information, thank you!

    How would you deal with my following situation:

    I have a (probably) 1980 model SR that had originally black hoods, but they were not usable anymore.
    I would like to replace them with black ones, but neither replicas nor originals with the globe logo are available.
    Brown replicas with the globe logo could be found. So I decided to go for black replica ones, but with the shield logo (as I wanted to finish the restoration of the bike in order to use it while it is still summer time… 😉 for the moment.
    What would you have done? Is the globe logo “more important” or is it fine to keep the colour, but with the wrong logo (well, only until at least replicas of the “black and globe logo” combination are available)?

    Thanks for your valued comment on that!

    Christoph

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      July 20, 2018
      Reply

      I know the feeling, i would go for brown or black shield logo hoods if you ride with it a lot and replace them with globe logo for photoshoots 😀 or when it is gonna hang on the wall or so, patience is your friend, i had the last 2 sets of black globe logo in stock but they are gona already, i hope to have some in october or so

      • Christoph Langerweger
        July 20, 2018

        …And sorry for having missed the “Reply”-function…

  3. Pieter Aandewiel
    June 6, 2018
    Reply

    Thank you / merci beaucoup

    For interesting information / information très interessant

    Pieter

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