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    Nighttime Rider
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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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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Nice... used to do this until I got an air compressor.

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    Senior Member Nermal's Avatar
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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...
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdavis View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdavis View Post
    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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    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
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    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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