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Old 09-03-11, 12:00 AM   #1
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Ever use a bike pump to remove grips?

I can't be the only one.

Changing handle bars and didn't want to scrap grips.

Floor pump + raft attachment (the conical one) into the hole on one side, thumb covering the other side, 2 pumps, and the sound of a cork.

Saved me 15 minutes!
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Old 09-03-11, 12:13 AM   #2
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Nice... used to do this until I got an air compressor.
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Old 09-03-11, 01:15 AM   #3
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Sure. I used a ball inflating needle. Speared it through sever thicknesses of electrical to form a gasket like wad of tape. Tricky with only one person, but never failed.

I need an air compressor!
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ermm a simple handle twist and some window cleaner does wonders...
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Nice... used to do this until I got an air compressor.
Ditto...

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I prefer to do it the druggie way.
With a hypodermic needle I inject a bit of alcohol between grip and bar then twist grop off easily.
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ermm a simple handle twist and some window cleaner does wonders...
I use soapy water myself.
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Back in my shop days we'd shoot BMX grips across the room with a ball needle and the shop compressor. Great fun.
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What do you mean you covered the end with your thumb? You covered the end of the bar?

I'm looking to replace my brake levers and this tip sounds like it will be useful.
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What do you mean you covered the end with your thumb? You covered the end of the bar?

I'm looking to replace my brake levers and this tip sounds like it will be useful.
You need to cover the hold in the end of the grip with your thumb so the air pressure will build up under the grip. I like using air because it is basically a no mess operation. Air compressor just makes it easier.

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How big is the opening at the end of your bars that you're able to cover it with your thumb or do you just have big fingers? The opening at the end of my grip is like 1" across once I take the plug off.
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How big is the opening at the end of your bars that you're able to cover it with your thumb or do you just have big fingers? The opening at the end of my grip is like 1" across once I take the plug off.
If you have grips there will be a 1/4" hole in the end of the grip, assuming you have the old style one piece grips.

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