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STI Hoods(4 posts)

STI Hoodsmetonymy3
Oct 16, 2001 5:21 PM
Can I use 9spd DA hoods with 8spd levers? If not, where can I get a set on 8spd DA STI hoods? Thanks in advance.

Chris
re: STI Hoodszelig1
Oct 17, 2001 5:02 AM
The 9 and 8 are shaped differently so the 9's probably won't fit on the 8's. I recently bought a pair of 8's from Parker International, a company in the UK. If you're in the States, other people on this forum have had satisfactory experiences with PI. They're listed at £12 which includes VAT. You're price, excluding shipping should be about $10.25. You might as well order some tires while you're at it to make the shipping charges worth your while. I don't know about the hoods but there is no US importy duty on tires.

re: STI Hoodsmetonymy3
Oct 18, 2001 2:40 PM
Thanks a ton. I haven't been able to find them anywhere.
How about 7 speeds?jtolleson
Oct 17, 2001 6:34 AM
I have a friendly whose older RSX equipped Trek was damaged coming back from an AIDS ride. She's a student and wants a repair; I haven't seen the bike but it sounds like the top of the brake hood/lever was broken and/or lost.

The bike shop says that they can't get those parts anymore and that she needs an entire new set of brake hoods. She's an exchange student and devastated. Any ideas?