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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-26-12, 03:09 PM   #1
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Handlebar Grips Slipping

Especially when it rains, and even when it doesn't, my grips rotate. Is there anything I can do, without causing a pain later, to keep them from slipping? I'm hesitant to squirt some adhesive in there because then I'll have to scrape it all off if I switch grips.
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The old school method I know of, if there aren't any screws to hold them, is to remove the grips and use hair spray when reinstalling them. Let them sit over night to dry.
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Get some grips with screws. That would drive me batsh#t.
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What bike and what grips? Aren't some of the Trek FX bars not standard, smaller than standard after market grips? I have no familiarity with this personally but seems like it has been mentioned on BF before.
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Cannondale Quick 5.

The hairspray thought will do until I purchase new ones. Didn't know they came with screws.

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The old school method I know of, if there aren't any screws to hold them, is to remove the grips and use hair spray when reinstalling them. Let them sit over night to dry.
^^^ THIS ^^^

I've used the Aqua-Net method for ~30 years. Dirt cheap, and it works as well to hold a pair of Ourys now as it did to hold a pair of ODI Mushrooms back in the day.
Heck, I even suggest it to my field technicians now when they're working on re-gripping elliptical machines and stationary bikes.
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+2 on the hairspray method. And if it gets especially stuck-on, just squirt some rubbing alcohol into the grips and it will release easily.
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I have the same issue with the grip on my right brifter twisting as I ride. I'll see if the hairspray trick works for it. Thanks.
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I use plain old rubbing alcohol, clean the bars, drip some alcohol into the grip itself, cover the hole with my finger shake it up inside the grip and slide it on, then let it dry over night and I have never had grips slip after doing that.

The hairspray works too I just like the alcohol better
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OK.. drink alcohol, get my hair done. Sounds fun and odd and the same time. But... thanks?
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