Classic & Vintage - handlebar grip
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is it a safe assumption that after 30 or so years of sitting on some bars that the grip should go? im sure its the original and i dont want to destroy something so awesome, well its not that awesome, but its my first bike.
06-30-09, 11:33 AM
it should go if its too messed up to use. If its still usable, keep on goin. There's no expiration date on grips. ;)
In some cases you can find the original grips on eBay. got a picture?
06-30-09, 11:49 AM
Grips are both comfort and safety items. Lots of retro grips out there. Don't compromise safety.
well then how do you know when you need to replace it? i went out last night after a shower and had some post shower lotion on the hands (no no no not what you guys are thinking!!) and it was as if i had no grips at all. whens the tell tale signs the grip is done for?
06-30-09, 12:52 PM
When it doesn't grip?
06-30-09, 07:29 PM
When the UV rays start making them slick, it's time to find some more. My favorites are the gummy "root beer" Schwinn grips.
06-30-09, 07:41 PM
I am assuming we are talking about an upright style bike with grips like this style:
As long as they stay in place on the bar and don't move around they should be fine right? I guess if they are all torn up or have excessive scuffs and holes they could be replaced, but I don't think they really have to be.
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