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    Fitting Grips

    Anyone got any good ways to fit grips with out using water and too much energy.

    Using water just makes them slip and its hard to ride like that!

    cheeers!!!

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    Put them on with water and wait a few days, the water will evaporate eventually and they'll be on fine
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    I use Isopropyl (or rubbing) alcohol because it evaporates quickly, but you still need to give it some time before riding.

    It works like magic when removing old grips too; just jam an old spoke in between the bar and grip, squirt in a bit of alcohol, and slide it right off.

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    Air compressor.

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    Wd-40
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    wrong.

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    no, it dries fast and the better reason than air compressor is it keeps sealed better and makes the grips sticky.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    Yeah wd-40 works good, your grips are solid within 15 mins, unless you use too much
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    Quote Originally Posted by live4muzic2 View Post
    no, it dries fast and the better reason than air compressor is it keeps sealed better and makes the grips sticky.
    Mine have never slipped using a compressor, wd40 on the other hand has always done me wrong.

    Windex works good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921 View Post
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    OP, have you tried lock-on grips?
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    Lock-ons are the stupidest thing to hit BMX since Rick Thorne.

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    And why is that?
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    Because they are sharp and hurt like a ***** if you grab them off of spins?

    Because it's just one more thing to break?

    Because if you're smart you don't need to lock your grips to get them not to throttle?

    Because they're twice the price and last half as long?


    Plus they're usually narrower and thats a pain in the ass as well, they're good for MTB's if you change bars or hand controls a lot or if you don't move your hands a lot. In BMX they're gay.

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    My ODI lock ons were awesome till they started throttling more than my normal grips.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    if you go to a bike shop, they'll use an air pump. just go to a gas station and blow the air in it as you pull them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc_1453 View Post
    if you go to a bike shop, they'll use an air pump. just go to a gas station and blow the air in it as you pull them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    Wrong.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Mine have never slipped using a compressor, wd40 on the other hand has always done me wrong.

    Windex works good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    Use an air compressor and just get under the grip and move it along inch by inch.
    And if you don't have access to one, there's another way that I haven't used that seems pretty sound though. Get several zipties and put them in your grips so they would be in between your grip and the bar. slide the grip on and the zipties will slide along the bar easy, then once the grip is at the correct place you pull the zip ties out and the grips will be on without waiting to dry or any thing like that.

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