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Hi

Does anyone now if you have to remove the shifter from the bar when you are about to change the hood (scratched mine in an crash) or can you remove it towards the front and down?
 

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In order to change the hood, leave the shifter on the bars with the tape on. You don't have to take them off in order to change hoods. To remove the old hoods, think about how to take a sweater off. Just roll the hood off towards the front & over. As the previous poster mentioned, you can use a hairdryer to make it more pliable or you can use a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol & spray a fine mist underneath. But really, all that is needed is some elbow grease.

To put the new ones on, definitely use the alcohol. Makes a big difference & because it evaporates quickly there is no harm to the equipment.
 

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gande_bike said:
You have to take it off the bar. I suggest also warming it up a bit with a hairdryer.
no you don't...just flip it inside out and pull it off. you don't ever have to take a shifter off the bars to remove a hood...w/ older shimano you have to undo the derailleur cable, but that's it.
 
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