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    Back to being a Clyde.... ZappCatt's Avatar
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    Installing "keirin" grips on Nitto bars

    Does anyone have a suggestion for easy/solid installation of "keirin" style grips on the Nitto bars?

    I heard to use hairspray as a lubricant to help it slide on.

    Anything else?

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    it's not much fun. soap + water works very well, if you have time to let it dry out before riding.

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    hairspray works the best. or gasoline. or the kerin rubber cement.

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    hmm - familiar thread.

    windex and beer
    just make sure you drink the latter and not the former.
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    seconded on the windex. stuff dries up fast.

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    Make sure they're warm-ish. put them in hot water for a bit. Makes them more pliable. But people always make fun of me when I suggest this.

    That being said, I can put on a pair in about three minutes.

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    you guys ROCK!!!!
    I was afraid this would be moved to the Track forum before you guys had a shot at suggestions.
    p.s. Glad to have the windex suggestion..since I am fresh out of hairspray

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    do NOT forget the beer.
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    I used sex lube. Worked great.

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    at the shop we use rubbing alcohol, then shoot compressed air to dry it up right quick

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    Does Guinness Extra Stout qualify as an acceptable beer, or should I go out and get a Kirin Ichi Ban or Sapporo Draft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    I used sex lube. Worked great.
    not this again...

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    Good thing Ceya locked himself out of the forum... Or else he'd be having a fit about why you should use rubber cement.

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    i was always told rubbing alcohol, but i didn't have any so i poured a jigger of vodka in each, swilled it around and, um, "discarded" the rest. the grips went on super-easy and of course booze evaporates quicker than water, soapy water, beer, ky etc.

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    soak in very hot water, pour rubbing alcohol inside, they slide on easy as pie.

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    When I put mine on with soapy water, they want on smooth but took several days to dry.
    I'd definitely go the alcohol route next time.

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    dolface knows what's going on.

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    dolface, any particular tips for drying them out between the soak and rubbing alcohol stages? Or is it not necessary?

    EDIT: Thanks Hyper...I edited it...
    Last edited by ZappCatt; 12-12-05 at 03:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZappCatt
    dolface, any particular tips for drying them out between the soad and rubbing alcohol stages? Or is it not necessary?
    well, i shake them out really well after i take them out of the water, then do the alcohol, then slide them on.

    the grips i use have holes in the ends, so i figure that the alcohol/water mixture evaporates pretty quickly, but i don't do anything special to hurry the process along.

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    windex works wonders. It slid on fairly easily and dried rightaway.
    "Oh, I see. Running away, eh? You yellow bastard. Come back here and take what's coming to you. I'll bite your legs off."

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    hairspary is good becuase it will give you that stuck on grippy no slippy feeling

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    cool thanks all,
    I am going to have even more time to analyze my plan since they did not arrive today...going to have to call and see if they even shipped...grumble grumble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZappCatt
    dolface, any particular tips for drying them out between the soad and rubbing alcohol stages? Or is it not necessary?
    If soad=soap
    Dolface never mentioned the use of soap.
    The rubbing alcohol takes the place of soap.

    Then again, if soad=soak
    Ignore me.

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    Sex lube's the way to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhinoRiot
    at the shop we use rubbing alcohol, then shoot compressed air to dry it up right quick
    FYI, a guy in Portland told me that compressed air's the best way to get 'em off, as well. I couldn't really visualize what he was talking about, but he said that you wedge the compressor hose under the grip and bang, off they come.
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