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Old 10-31-16, 05:24 PM   #1
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Favorite cruiser grips?

I'm doing some small upgrades to my cruiser and the first thing I need as my stock ones are falling apart are grips. What's everyone's favorites? I'm in humid, sticky FL.

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What is your particular handlebar bend ?


foam sleeve cover the whole bar and add foam grips on the ends?

you can hold the bar tube anywhere, then..





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I prefer the Schwinn knock-off pistol grips. These are made from Kraton rubber, soft yet firm, durable, and come in a bunch of colors.

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What is your particular handlebar bend ?


foam sleeve cover the whole bar and add foam grips on the ends?

you can hold the bar tube anywhere, then..





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I like that idea Bob. I'm not sure of my bend. Attached is a pic.

Thanks for your input.
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I prefer the Schwinn knock-off pistol grips. These are made from Kraton rubber, soft yet firm, durable, and come in a bunch of colors.
Thanks for the input,

Those are like the ones that are on there now. Probably the same since it's a Schwinn. I like them but they feel a little small diameter wise.
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From Rivbike.com, Meisha's cork grips with 7 coats spar varnish
(and twine wrap spacers with 2 coats shellac)
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Most round grips will work .. after that its just a popularity vote.

The paddle shaped ones like Ergon may not be as suitable with pull back cruiser bars..

Past a certain angle..

but buy and try for yourself may be fine.. just laying your open palm on not really gripping.


The GC one is made for some handle bar sweep, GR line for very little angle..




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