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    My grips are loose. How fix

    My grips are loose. How fixThanks

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    Hairspray.
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    Ive tried that and it didnt work.
    Life is a ride. Ride HARD!

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    Does your handlebars have something on them that causes the grips to be slippery?

    Two-part epoxy would do the trick. 2.99 at your local kmart.

    The downside to epoxy is, if you ever wanted to remove the handlebar grips, you'd first have to slice open the grips with a razor length wise, peel off what you can... and the rest, just belt sand it.

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    Get some new grips. Preferably lock ons.
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    My friend played a trick on me and gorilla glued mine on (he thought the glue would burn through the rubber like CA glue would). They dont budge any more. But when the time comes to get new grips, its going to be fun getting them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankiee
    My grips are loose. How fixThanks
    Hand grip cement
    weather strip glue

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    Hockey tape the bars then pvc pipe glue in the grips. Must be a cloth tape, the pvc glue cracks for removal.
    Sometimes boiling rubber can help shrink\retain shape.

    ODI hex out collar grips. Spend tha money.
    http://www.odigrips.com/mtb_ruffian_lo.htm

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    Great googly moogly
    1. Buy a can of spray paint My favorite for this task is Clear enamel
    2. Spray the insides of both grips liberally
    3. install grips
    4. allow to dry OVERNIGHT

    *Not for use on carbon bars. Get a set of ODI-Lock ons for those or maybe some of the new Tiogas

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    I'm waiting for the "I crushed my CF bars with my ODI grips!" Thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    I'm waiting for the "I crushed my CF bars with my ODI grips!" Thread.
    It's almost impossible to do it with an ODI. The 2.5mm allen bolts won't take the torque needed to crush CF. You'll strip them first (Just ask Hooligan)

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    Wd40, oddly enough. It actualy breaks down the grip slightly and gets really sticky.
    Last edited by dooley; 07-09-05 at 12:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley
    Wd40
    No. Quit trolling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    It's almost impossible to do it with an ODI. The 2.5mm allen bolts won't take the torque needed to crush CF. You'll strip them first (Just ask Hooligan)
    I replaced the chrome ones with hardened black oxide steel ones. Do-able...well, I'll try not.
    CF bars by summers end.
    'tween you and me raiyn, the replacement hex bolts 2.5 are used by train hobbiests if you need some.
    Last edited by jeff williams; 07-09-05 at 01:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    I replaced the chrome ones with hardened black oxide steel ones. Do-able...well, I'll try not.
    CF bars by summers end.
    'tween you and me raiyn, the replacement hex bolts 2.5 are used by train hobbiests if you need some.
    Naa I probably won't need them. I read instructions and know not to over tighten
    I do have a few hobby shops around here and one of them is primarily a train store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    It's almost impossible to do it with an ODI. The 2.5mm allen bolts won't take the torque needed to crush CF. You'll strip them first (Just ask Hooligan)
    I agree, Lock-ons make your life simpler. Except for poor Hooligan. Will we ever forget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    No. Quit trolling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    No. Quit trolling
    Who's trolling? It works. Until you actually know what you're talking about you should keep shtum, sparky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley
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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley
    Wd40, oddly enough. It actualy breaks down the grip slightly and gets really sticky.
    You might be thinking of contact cleaner....but not a LUBRICANT!

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    Here is an idea for everyone. HAND GRIP CEMENT! It works fantastic

    Big deal....so you have to slice it off with a simple cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    Here is an idea for everyone. HAND GRIP CEMENT! It works fantastic

    Big deal....so you have to slice it off with a simple cut.
    But that means every time you want to change brake levers or any modification at all, you replace grips.
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    I've heard the same thing about WD-40.. that it makes some plastics a bit tacky. It's not really a lubricant anyway, it's a water repellent and penetrant. Still, it does contain some oil, so it's probably not the best idea.

    If your grips are slipping, it's most likely that there is some grease or oil between them and the bar. Did you put them on with some oily lube?

    Try taking them off, and thoroughly washing them with soap and water (concentrate on the insides). Then wipe off the bars with rubbing alcohol until they are not oily at all.

    Then, when everything is dry, reinstall the grips using rubbing alcohol as a 'lube'. Let them sit overnight..

    Slipping should be fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcodirtjumper
    My friend played a trick on me and gorilla glued mine on (he thought the glue would burn through the rubber like CA glue would). They dont budge any more. But when the time comes to get new grips, its going to be fun getting them off.
    I do believe I would kick his ass. No one messes with my bike setup but me. This is what lockers are for in school.

    Buy odi's. Great grips and you will never have this problem again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    But that means every time you want to change brake levers or any modification at all, you replace grips.
    Oh...well can't you get two-piece perches?

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