Shimano replacement brake hoods for the perfect fit. Specifically designed to fit BL:1055 (105SC/RX100).
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I had a hard time finding brake hoods that are compatible with my original Shimano 105 brake levers, model BL-1051. These classics are old but good, but being old, there isn't a lot of information about compatible replacement brake hoods. I decided to try these hoods, having read a comment somewhere on the internet that the BL-1055 hoods will work on BL-1051 levers.
I'm happy to report that on my bike, the BL-1055 hoods do indeed work acceptably with the BL-1051 levers. I uploaded two photos in the customer images gallery so you can have a look. While they don't fit perfectly (compared to the original hoods), they are close enough. As you can see from the images, the fit around the top part of the lever is not perfectly flush, but it's good enough. Plus, the hoods are a bit too "tall" for the pointy top of the lever, so you can push the top down a bit. But those light imperfections don't affect the grip or the ride. When you're riding, where you actually put your hands, the...
These are nice hoods, and best of all fit on the vintage Shimano 600 levers on my Trek without too much fuss. They looked very similar, and the levers that are listed to fit are very close to my 600's. I was willing to take a chance versus hunting down new-old-stock hoods on the internet and paying $50 for a 25 year old piece of rubber. A few drops of light oil on a few areas helped these slide over my levers easily. There is some void space in the top forward pointy corner (sorry I don't know that particular jargon) of the hoods when installed on my bike but the fit is still decent. I've seen brake hoods exclusive to certain brake levers that fit worse. For $8, these Shimano hoods look and feel good on my bike, and were a huge improvement over the old, deteriorating (and possibly original) hoods on my bike.
Please see the video as well. --In 1988, I purchased a Centurion Le Mans for approx $550+ during my university days and have kept the bike in good working mechanical condition over the years. The brake and gear sets are Shimano Exage Sport; original white brake hoods became real soft, sticky and dirty about 8 years ago and I had been using old leather gloves. Found Shimano BL-1055 Aero Hood Covers on Amazon at a "VERY" good price and could NOT pass it up to replace my vintage Shimano Exage Sport hood covers. I couldn't find them in white so black would have to do, my bike is basically obsolete on several parts. Some previous reviews said they would work since they are the closet I could find for my bike; they did work great. I could have done very minor trimming but was not worth it since they fit was so close and it did not negatively affect form, fit and function. Took the opportunity to wrap the bars since it had been 15 years since that was last done. It looks beautiful. I bought...
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