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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:58 pm 
Gold Trader
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Location: Odense, Denmark
Weldtite degreaser spray.

To get them off, to clean the bars and to stick them on.

Only product I have tried that has worked consistently and fast, every single time.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:21 pm 
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boil the kettle, pour water into a mug, leave grips in there for a few mins then slide them on. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:30 pm 
retrobike rider
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Hairspray works, cheapest old skool type, works best plus you'll lose originality authenticity points otherwise


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:54 pm 
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I used motorbike disk brake cleaner the last time I fitted grips. Mainly because it was within reach in the garage when I was doing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Airline, blowgun, easy 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:44 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
dazzawazza wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
WD40.....

Wait a night before riding the bike though... :wink:


Really??


Yep! No problem at all!!



GT85 works just as well, but has the bonus of smelling nicer too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Location: Mid Cornwall
I tried WD40 (or a cheaper version) on a bmx yesterday. worked a treat. always used to use washing up liquid before :lol: never again. could not get grips to stay still. tried wd40 and grips stuck well.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Location: newquay
wd40 or tf2 have used both for years, just wait about 15 mins before trying to twist em and they'll stick like glue :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Spit every time!


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:26 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Renthal grip glue.
I can't be doing with grips moving around so I always glue the buggers. :D


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