The Duckmeister wrote:cyclotaur wrote:.... try finding replacement hoods for 105 shifters .... mine are shredded from a recent prang but I can't get any new ones anywhere. LBS said Shimano (Australia) don't/won't supply them separately.
Hoods are available as spare parts (in pairs, not individually), it's just that Shimano Australia's stock keeping often leaves a lot to be desired. I'll have to check the current series, but I know older 105 & Ultegra hoods are the same; you may be able to get Ultegra hoods to fit.
Out of stock parts, unless they're listed as discontinued are always available to be ordered from the factory, it's just that delivery depends on when Shimano Oz are due to receive any shipments - you can be waiting up to a couple of months.
Well, well ... Kudos to Lygon St Cycles who just rang me to say they have my 105 hoods which I put on Shimano back order with them in June sometime. That's 4 months, but as Duck and LSC said, it would take awhile.
Picking them up in the next few days - then I'll have to wrestle with actually replacing them.
PS: They cost $19.95 the pair, which is cheaper than I could have got them online anywhere.