Hey PDR, that's my wife's bike in that photo. I responded in that thread. They are CODA barends I have had for a long time, I'm not sure if they are available anymore. There are lots of choices though that would probably be just as good.
I would assume the grips should be fairly easy to remove/reposition.
I always slide everything in on my handlebars to make room for the barends (can't cut the grips, I need the room). A trick I have learned for loosening up grips that are on very well is to take a clothes hanger or a spoke (might want to cut the treads off though of a spoke first or it will scratch the handlebar).
Carefully slide the wire in between the grip and the handle bar (you can lube up the wire too), if you are careful, nothing will be stratched or damaged. Then pull out to open up a gap between the grip and handle bar enough to slide one of those small red straws into, that comes with most spray lubricants (I use WD-40 for this job).
After I insert the straw, I attach the can of lubricant and give it a spray or two, then I pull everything out and give the grip a couple of twists with my hand and it usually comes right off no problems.
Clean it up really good with soap and water and to put the grip back on just use water as a lube to get them on and reposition The grips should get pretty solid when the water dries and you will be able to remove it again but it won't be perminant like some methods.
Last edited by Loch; 05-27-08 at 02:41 PM.