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Old 12-12-06, 06:04 PM   #1
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bar covers from '78(?) Motobecane Mirage

I have a pair of rubber "leather-look" bar covers I removed from a ca. 1978 Motobecane Mirage. They're in good shape. Anyone want them for a resto? They're yours for the price of postage....
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Sure, I can use 'em. You got a PayPal account?
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Sure, I can use 'em. You got a PayPal account?
Yup -- You've got a PM!

They aren't perfect, but I'd rather see someone use them rather than pitch them in the landfill....

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I have an 1984 Motobecane Grand Touring with the same handle bar covers. How did you take them off without damaging them? I'm thinking of getting a shorter stem and need to take them off.

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Old 12-18-06, 01:28 PM   #5
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I have an 1984 Motobecane Grand Touring with the same handle bar covers. How did you take them off without damaging them? I'm thinking of getting a shorter stem and need to take them off.

Thanks, John
+1!

I was looking at the bars on my Motobecane Super Mirage wondering how the heck to get off those rubber "unigrips". How did you do it? I must know! I would want to have to cut them...

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Old 12-18-06, 01:34 PM   #6
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I'd like to know too. I just installed a set and don't plan to remove but you never know..



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I want to know also. The set on my Grand Jubile are still good but a prior owner cut off the hoods portion & replaced the hoods with black Dia Compe hoods. If I ever find a NOS set, I would like to know how to remove/install without damage. The untouched set on my other Moto looks like they were somehow molded around the bars & levers after the levers were mounted? Don
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Bada *bump*

Seriously, I need to get those rubber monstrosities off!

Later today I will try the following: loosen the brake lever screws so they can move freely on the bars, lift a corner of the rubber bar covers near the stem, spray in a bit of WD-40 and try to work the things off with a screwdriver.
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