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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:21 pm 
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I've Split My Campagnolo Gum Hoods,Whilst Removing to fit on another bike
I won't tell you how i feel or the language used!!!
Is there anything i can do!
Can you fix them with any glue/bond or any adhesive
Anybody help me
It's a shame they were in very good condition
Cipo


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:07 pm 
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One hood split when I was fitting it to a brake lever; 25 year old Campagnolo NOS ruined, aarrrgh :cry:

It looks really bad but it has stayed on the brake lever, and the split has not got any bigger, and I ride the bike almost every day. The is the type made from synthetic rubber, which is a lot more robust and longer lasting than the older hoods made from natural rubber, the ones that dry out and go hard and eventually crumbles to dust, like an elastic band.

I did try to glue the hood to the lever with UHU glue but it just peeled off very easily. Perhaps something stronger like epoxy resin might work.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:37 pm 
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can we see a pic to generate some ideas?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:24 pm 
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I'd try Superglue / cyanoacrylate - pretty good with elastomers IME - used to glue high-pressure seals (300 bar) with the stuff


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:04 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:58 am 
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Sorry to here, about this Malc. It could be worse, it could have been some of my gum hoods. :lol:
I'm sure araldite would work............
Mike...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:27 am 
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Mike
BTW have you any photos of your brian rourke
I'm actually renovating one at the moment,but not 100% sure of it's age
Malc


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:54 am 
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Hi Malc...
I'll sort you some pics, over the weekend.
Mike


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