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Originally Posted by jamesj
hmm thanx for the reply i dont think they are coming off. i went with the rivendell destructions and used gorilla glue. thats why i wanted some that would clamp over the bars.
ill probably just leave them how they are now. seems i screwed myself.
thanx for the input though!
I use gorilla glue, as well. If you use high-concentration rubbing alcohol, the bond breaks. You just have to give it a few minutes to slowly dissolve the glue, and slowly work the gap deeper, but it works fine.
The way you describe the mismatch, it sounds like the lever clamps might be too large. If so, you can put a piece of scrap inner tubing or a bit of cloth bar tape under the clamps, which gives the added benefit of minimizing scratches to the finish of the 'bars.
The in-line levers work well, too, though you still should makes sure they're the right diameter.