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 Post subject: Sticking grips.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:54 pm 
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I'm riding my bike this evening and need to stick the grips to the bar a bit better. I usually use hairspray but I don't think it will have time to dry.
Is there anything else I can use, but not something permanent like glue?!

Grips are Oakley 3 and bars are chrome plated bullmoose.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:14 pm 
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I use spit.

It has the added advantage of the grips being a lot easier to remove than with hairspray too.

Plus, I'm as bald as a coot, so there's no hairspray in my house.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:26 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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That's a tough one, especially with chrome bars.

Be interested to see what folk suggest, especially at short notice.
Other than ride a different bike :lol:

Well, someone had to say it :roll:

Enjoy your ride :wink:

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Sticking grips.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:40 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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I used to use hairspray then I discovered Isopropyl alcohol does the same job faster. Nice and wet allows them to slide on and adjust position and once it evaporates they are stuck pretty good. You can also use it to clean the bar beforehand so it's a real easy all in one solution.


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 Post subject: Re: Sticking grips.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:42 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
I used to use hairspray then I discovered Isopropyl alcohol does the same job faster. Nice and wet allows them to slide on and adjust position and once it evaporates they are stuck pretty good. You can also use it to clean the bar beforehand so it's a real easy all in one solution.


Nice one mate, where can you get it?


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 Post subject: Re: Sticking grips.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:48 pm 
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Chemists usually stock it, it's also a common solvent in cleaners.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/isopropyl-alcohol-400ml-re79l

I find a little bit of puncture repair rubber solution also works.


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 Post subject: Re: Sticking grips.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
firedfromthecircus wrote:
I used to use hairspray then I discovered Isopropyl alcohol does the same job faster. Nice and wet allows them to slide on and adjust position and once it evaporates they are stuck pretty good. You can also use it to clean the bar beforehand so it's a real easy all in one solution.


Nice one mate, where can you get it?


Ebay. :wink:
The higher the percentage alcohol the better as it makes it more useful for other things.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:51 pm 
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I guess surgical spirit will do the same. Not tried it though.

I usually warm them up to make them soft and then use the cable tie method


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 Post subject: Re: Sticking grips.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:23 pm 
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada
If I need slipping grips tight NOW, I wire tie them.

Then make a more acceptable fix later.

J


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:26 pm 
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[quote="SpaceFlightOrang]

I usually warm them up to make them soft and then use the cable tie method[/quote]


Ooooh im intrigued, what is this cable method ye speaketh of? :?: 2


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