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Modolo Brake Hoods(3 posts)

Modolo Brake HoodsKyle1
Jul 15, 2001 4:16 AM
Okay, I guess I am from the old school and have Modolo brakes on my bike with shifters on the down tube................yeah I know step up to Campy or Shimano ............Here's my problem, the brake hoods have fallen apart and I need some new ones............1)Is Modolo still in business? 2) If yes where or how can I get some brake hoods? 3) If Modolo is closed then will any other brake hoods work?.........I also saw that Colorado Cyclist had Shimano SLR levers and I was wondering if they are any good compared to my Modolos they are like 50.00 bucks.............Hey thanks for the help .......Kyle
re: Modolo Brake HoodsJofa
Jul 15, 2001 5:57 AM
Modolo are still tenuously hanging on... I think they may have been subsumed by a larger company such as Sachs-Huret, however; in any case, there are still bits and pieces of odd componentry marketed under their name.
Rivendell (rivendellbicycles.com?) are often good for these sorts of things; last time I had a look I think they only had clear brake hoods only, which would look a bit iMaccy.
A lot of the older English shops seem to have them floating around, too. Try www.sjscycles.com.
Alternatively those Shimano levers will work fine, though they may be out of place in what I suspect is a slightly 'period' bike.
re: Modolo Brake Hoodsgwilliams
Jul 17, 2001 3:23 AM
I have Modolo brake levers on my 84 Klein, these levers are suppose to be about the same shape as Camp Super Record. I was able to find new hoods from Third Hand/Loose Screws. These were not as perfect fit as the origionals but were pretty close. I believe they may be shut down now but are going to open back up again in the near future. If this is what you are looking for you can send me an email and I will try to find the catalog part number.

Gary