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  • Removing / Reusing Handgrips

     MiniMental updated 11 years, 8 months ago 8 Members · 10 Posts
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  • Guido22

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Hi

    I am considering replacing the handlebars on my CUBE LTD RACE – but I wish to reuse the existing handgrips – any recommendations on how best to remove and reattach these grips to the new bars would be most welcomed.

    Thank you in advance…

    Guido

  • konastinky888

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 6:34 pm

    buy some new lock on grips. i think they are so much better. its easy to replace crash damaged shifters, change bars, whatever.

  • ryansam

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Hi

    I use the wifes hairspray,just open the grips with a thin screwdriver and spray in, the grips should just slide off.To get them back on just spray in the grips and they will slip back on the bars easily.

    Ricky

  • bfguk

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 7:19 pm

    hair spray, get some inside to remove them then put them back on with a bit and leave to dry.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 9:00 pm

    GT85 also has a similar effect and then some grunt to pull them off.

    I’ve gone off lockons as they aren’t as comfortable as normal grips and full ended ones don’t have slipping off issues generally until they are worn out.

  • konastinky888

    Member
    2 September 2009 at 7:32 am

    I’ve gone off lockons as they aren’t as comfortable as normal grips and full ended ones don’t have slipping off issues generally until they are worn out.

    What ones have you used? I’ve never had a pair slip off… Sounds dodgy!

    Imagine losing the grip on a fast DH run, or in the middle of a jump! 😯

    I reckon they are nearly as comfy as most normal normal slide-ons too (depending on what ones), ive even started riding without gloves a lot lately! ODI make some very good grips, they are easily the best I’ve ever used. I guess its all down to personal preference though.

    Just remembered having some ODI Cush slid-ons. they were the comfiest grips ever so they win for comfort and would be the only slide-on grips i would reccomend. The simple fitting and removal of lock-ons is far easier.

    Apparently (as suggested) ive heard before that hairspay is good stuff to use for fitting slide-ons as well. To remove them you can sometimes ‘roll’ the grips off. 🙂

  • grant

    Member
    3 September 2009 at 5:52 am

    Second that for the odi grips

    bought some odi yeti lock-ons best ever grips you’ll get

    expensive but so comfy and grippy get some you’ll not regret it . 😀

  • BMR

    Member
    3 September 2009 at 11:40 am

    Bull Dog lock on do it for me on the XC300, comfy and not moved a fraction. I have some posey green slip on grips for the Barracuda to match the frame (nice). Will have to get talked about and buy some ladies hair spray for them. (good tip)

  • tomlevell

    Member
    3 September 2009 at 11:42 am

    No the traditional grips without lock on can slip off if they get wet or if they are worn internally. Full ended ones are normally not a problem for a few thousand miles.

    Grips are extremely personal.

    ODI Yeti lock ons are the most horrible grips I’ve used.

    Currently running Sunline mushroom non lock on grips as they are longer than most and comfortable and cheap.

  • MiniMental

    Member
    3 September 2009 at 3:12 pm

    hahaha. im using DMR Loc’d Lock ons atm. even if the grips did manage to slip, ive solved them coming off via using nice alu bar ends 🙂 there ya go, problem solved. 😀

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