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To lock on, or not to lock on?
Lock on Grips 64%  64%  [ 21 ]
Wibbly normal Grips 36%  36%  [ 12 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:58 pm 
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completely pointless gimmick

never had a grip slip , except when i had a go on a "lock on" funnily enough


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:02 pm 
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John wrote:
on something new skool they are cock on. I have some odi rapscallions or somesuch - seem ok.

On an older bike they look a bit gash.


Yep, that's what I think too. Ruffians on my Superlight, Foamies/Ules/Serfas on the Old Boys..


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:11 pm 
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Just ordinary grips (Kona Jackshit on all my bikes) and spray laquer, plus I use Hope bar end plugs on them all too.
Never have any problems and anyway, the worst that could happen would be that the grip would rotate a bit.


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Andy R wrote:
Just ordinary grips (Kona Jackshit on all my bikes) and spray laquer, plus I use Hope bar end plugs on them all too.
Never have any problems and anyway, the worst that could happen would be that the grip would rotate a bit.


...and slip off the end of the bar... :shock: .. which has happened when I was riding really rad bitd :lol:


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gump wrote:
Andy R wrote:
Just ordinary grips (Kona Jackshit on all my bikes) and spray laquer, plus I use Hope bar end plugs on them all too.
Never have any problems and anyway, the worst that could happen would be that the grip would rotate a bit.


...and slip off the end of the bar... :shock: .. which has happened when I was riding really rad bitd :lol:


That's why I use the bar end plugs........


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:04 pm 
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ODI X-Trainer, can't fault them and great even without gloves

To put on conventional grips, just check them in near boiling water for a couple of minutes
Easy to get on and then stay stuck when they contract, never failed me yet and no messing with sprays etc


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:33 pm 
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Loc on grips are a brilliant invention

I have used Lizard Skins Logo Loc ons (very good) & Orange Strange loc on's (also very good)

I will only buy a non loc on set for my flat bar roadie, the other bikes will all have loc ons


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ODI Ruffians on all my bikes except the Yo


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:52 pm 
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grips slide, no point saying that they don't. On the dh rides of yesterday we used mettalic wire and rapped them around the handlebars tight. Worked a lot better then spraypainting or such.

Lock ons are a great idea, even I might get em for my retro ride, but a slim model.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:48 pm 
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stevek wrote:
ODI Ruffians..


Even these have a retro style grip to them 8)


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