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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mswantak
    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.

    Thanks, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodoo40
    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...
    Last edited by kmart; 12-18-06 at 07:59 PM.

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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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