How to make leather brake hoods for your Campagnolo (or whatever) levers

الرابط الخاص بي Most likely old gum brake lever hoods are sticky, or damaged, or both sticky and damaged. Velodelics show you the way how to avoid fucking expensive ‘NOS’ replacements – or even worse, shabby replica.

وأوصت تقرأ انتقل إلى هذا الموقع What do we need?

زيارة الصفحة الرئيسية Pencil, scissors, sharp cutter, piece of paper, natural leather (weak pigmented ‘anilin’ leather, not too thick, but maybe thicker than the one I used), leather straps, Pattex glue, hammer, leather eyelets (including tools, like a puncher) – and: some brake levers.

The tools you need...

انتقل إلى موقعي The tools you need…

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المصدر الرسمي Start with the top of the brake lever and turn the lever to the sides. You will have to add some extra space for a better fit.

Brake lever hoods

Reproduce the shape of the lever body.

Try to reproduce the outline of the lever body

You will need some spacial thinking to get a proper stencil.

Cut out the shape generously. You will get something like this

You will get something like this. Then cut out the stencil generously.

انقر لمعرفة المزيد 2. Cut out the leather with the help of the stencil

Use reasonable scissors. Add even more extra space (if you like).

Transfer the shape to the leather and cut out the silhouette

Transfer the shape to the leather and cut out the silhouette.

Soak the leather in warm water for five minutes

Soak the leather in warm water up to ten minutes.

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Use your fingers to press the leather into the shape of the lever body. As long as the leather is wet, you can shape it into every form (imagine what other things you could wrap with technique!). Try to press the leather into the edges so they leave a mark.

Press the leather firmly to the lever body.

Press the leather firmly to the lever body.

الخيارات الثنائية عصام 4. Let the leather dry slowly

Leave the leather attached. From time to time you can use your fingers to shape the leather and optimise the form. The drying time can vary greatly, depending temperature and the leather you use (up to many hours).

Allow the leather to dry so it can keep the form of the levers.

Allow the leather to dry so it can keep the form of the levers.

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After drying, the edges of the lever body should be visible as weak marks/imprints. You can use those marks as a guide for cutting the final form of the leather. Keep in mind, that you need some extra material at the front to overlap (gluing), the backside and at the bottom side for being able to adjust the fit.

After drying, the leather is remembering the shape of the lever. Now cut all material that you don't need (keep some extra material at the bottom and the backside of the lever)

After drying, the leather is remembering the shape of the lever. Now cut all material that you don’t need (keep some extra material at the front, the bottom and the backside of the lever)

اقرأ المقال 6. Cut a hole for the brake cable

Cut a hole at the top of the lever hood.

Cut a hole at the top of the lever hood.

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Cut the bottom of the lever hood in the middle.

Cut the bottom of the lever hood in the middle.

Cut holes into the bottom of the hood with the help of the eylets tools.

Cut holes into the bottom of the hood with the help of the eyelets tools.

Assemble the eyelets (read eylets instructions at the eylets box).

Assemble the eyelets (read the eyelets instructions at the eyelets box).

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Stitch the hoods to the lever body e.g. with some leather string.

Fix the hoods to the lever body e.g. with some leather string.

Grind the leather at the front in order to make the adherent thinner.

Grind the leather at the front in order to make the adherent thinner.

Apply the glue and let it dry for ten minutes.

Apply the glue and let it dry for ten minutes.

Press the front together (or take a hammer) to fix the adhesive.

Press the front together (or better: take a hammer) to fix the adhesive.

انتقل إلى هؤلاء الرجال 9. Final cut and assembling of the hoods

Assembling the hoods can be tricky, depending on the levers you use cialis comprar. You have to remove the strings again then try and error until you find the right steps to assemble the hoods to the handlebar. Use some nice strings and invent a reasonable lacing so that the ends of the strings are invisible.

Attach the lever hood and check if there is more superfluous material to cut.

Attach the lever hoods provisionally and check if there is more superfluous material to cut.

Assemble the velodelic leather hoods.

Assemble the velodelic leather hoods to your handlebar. You can use some wax or grease to make them more resistant.

انظر هذه 10. Try your own way

This is only one way to fix the hoods to the levers. You can also stitch them together instead of gluing them. You can also replace the eyelets with stitches. This is of course more time expensive and you will not be able to remove the hoods quickly if you have to replace the cables. In this tutorial I used Campagnolo brake levers. It is possible be that other levers require other procedures.

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