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PostSubject: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 3:33 am

Good luck trying to push it in. Put some hand sanitizer in the grips! Twist it in! Wa lah! Or you can use hairspray but I don't use that stuff. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 6:20 am

I used water and zip ties. Worked well.

I found a thread on some old vintage bmx forum about the zip ties. They stuffed them in around all the sides so that the zip ties slide along the bars instead of the grip sliding along the bars. Then you use some pliers or your hands to pull them out. I tried that and ended up still using some water.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 7:11 am

mattamatta wrote:
I used water and zip ties. Worked well.

I found a thread on some old vintage bmx forum about the zip ties. They stuffed them in around all the sides so that the zip ties slide along the bars instead of the grip sliding along the bars. Then you use some pliers or your hands to pull them out. I tried that and ended up still using some water.

The zip tie idea isn't a bad one. I hate using water or hairspray because I have to wait until they dry.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 7:11 am

Do you guys know any tricks to take handlebar grips OFF without damaging the grips or the bars?
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 7:44 am

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Do you guys know any tricks to take handlebar grips OFF without damaging the grips or the bars?

Roll'em off.

It's pretty much like turning them inside out, and then just roll'em back once they're off. Works for me all the time..

Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 1:29 pm

I use rubbing alcohol to install or remove grips.

Just dampen a towel with your run of the mill rubbing alcohol, wipe it on the bars quickly throw the grips on there. To remove grips, just peel them back a tad and pour a bit of alcohol in there and work them off.

It dries faster than water, and the idea of using hairspray turns me off Shocked.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   3/28/2010, 11:09 pm

jeffshmeff wrote:
Do you guys know any tricks to take handlebar grips OFF without damaging the grips or the bars?

at shops they use their high pressure airpumps and stick the valve and release.

i use simply green and twist pull.

as for putting on the grips. i do the hairspray method... dawny wrinkle spray now, if you did it right it only should take five miuntes to dry.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   5/1/2010, 10:13 am

An air compressor is a beautiful thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on: Putting handle bar grips in   5/4/2010, 12:28 pm

sean wrote:
I use rubbing alcohol to install or remove grips.

Just dampen a towel with your run of the mill rubbing alcohol, wipe it on the bars quickly throw the grips on there. To remove grips, just peel them back a tad and pour a bit of alcohol in there and work them off.

It dries faster than water, and the idea of using hairspray turns me off Shocked.

i have always used hairspray, but since i dont have any in the casa - i used the rubbing alcohol method - it worked beautifully.

+1 for the good tip. went on fast, dried fast, holds fast.

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PostSubject: i just use dust off   12/20/2010, 3:40 pm

just stick the little tube that comes with it between the grips and bars and pull them off while letting the air in, it works great
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