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 moulds).
  • There are darker brown replicas around there as well (logo is slightly smaller).

update

the old mould was worn. there is a new batch made with a new mould and new rubber formula. as you can see the edge on the bottom is now straight and not in a bend any more

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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:

  • buy them from us! we have all of these in stock (most of the time) as well as c-record and universal hoods.
  • 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 your granny 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.

Recent Posts

Categories

24 Comments

  1. Mark Varney
    July 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    I am looking for a set of brake hoods for Croce D’une levers..
    Could you give me a price for these please if available.
    Many thanks
    Mark

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      August 13, 2020
      Reply

      hi, send us an email to quickrelease@lecycleur.com with your adress and tel number to get a quote on price and shipping, thanks

  2. Michael Fratino
    June 28, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    I have a 1978 Gios Torino with Campagnolo super record parts. I am looking for brake hoods in brown. I believe these have the globe logo, correct? Do you have them? How much are they and cost to ship to Long Beach California, 90802 USA.

    Thank you,

    Michael

  3. Fahmi Sulaiman
    May 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hi can this be used on campy Potenza?

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      May 6, 2020
      Reply

      Nope those are a lot bigger

  4. edwin smith
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    I would like 2 pairs of campag super record brake lever hoods in brown
    for 1985 levers. How do I order and pay? UK order and approx. cost please
    for both pairs,
    Many thanks,
    Eddy.

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      April 10, 2020
      Reply

      Hi Edwin, please send an email too quickrelease@lecycleur.com with your adress and quantity you need and I’ll calculate shipping for you.

  5. John Palmer
    October 12, 2019
    Reply

    I need a pair of black break hoods to fit campagnolo4062 levers. Please advise cost and postage to Canada. Thank you. Replica are OK as long as they fit.

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      October 12, 2019
      Reply

      Hi, they are 25 euros per set, fitment is nearly perfect, shipping is 4,5 euros to canada or usa. Send us an email to quickrelease@lecycleur.com for paypal info etc. I only have black shield logo in stock, no world anymore (for now)

  6. Hans Schmidt
    August 23, 2019
    Reply

    Hi,
    I need Brake hoods for Campagnolo Record (year 1981). What would be the price?
    Regards
    Hans Schmidt
    .

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      August 23, 2019
      Reply

      Hi Hans, they are 25euro a set (white/brown/black and both logo’s) +shipping ,which varies per country between 2,5-6,5 euro up to 2 sets per envelope

  7. Bryan Cooke
    August 23, 2019
    Reply

    need to buy for a teledyne titan- how much do you charge for a set-Thx- Bryan

    • bryan
      October 19, 2019
      Reply

      got them- can’t be any more happy with them- bart your the best

  8. JIm Gilbert
    April 22, 2019
    Reply

    How do I order brake hoods for 1985 vintage nuevo record brake?

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      April 22, 2019
      Reply

      Hi Jim, send us an email to quickrelease@lecycleur.com with your adress and quantity needed and i will let you know the shippincost and price, cheers

  9. Carl Detwyler
    April 15, 2019
    Reply

    I have a 1973 Masi Gran Criterium (Carlsbad CA) with N Record and would like to purchase a set of brake lever hoods. The original hoods have the globe with Campagnolo script through the globe. I am located in the USA so please let me know price and how to send the funds. Thanks

  10. Greg Scarlato
    March 1, 2019
    Reply

    I am interested in a pair of first generation C Record brake lever hoods. Could you please inform me on availability and cost? Thanks.

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      March 2, 2019
      Reply

      Hi Greg, I have about 15 sets in stock i think. They are 34 euros a set, shipping by letter is relatively cheap for them if you would like an estimate of shipping cost you can send us at quickrelease@lecycleur.com

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. Pieter Aandewiel
    June 6, 2018
    Reply

    Thank you / merci beaucoup

    For interesting information / information très interessant

    Pieter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.