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.
it's not much fun. soap + water works very well, if you have time to let it dry out before riding.
hairspray works the best. or gasoline. or the kerin rubber cement.
hmm - familiar thread.
windex and beer
just make sure you drink the latter and not the former.
seconded on the windex. stuff dries up fast.
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.
do NOT forget the beer.
I used sex lube. Worked great.
at the shop we use rubbing alcohol, then shoot compressed air to dry it up right quick
not this again...Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
Good thing Ceya locked himself out of the forum... Or else he'd be having a fit about why you should use rubber cement.
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.
soak in very hot water, pour rubbing alcohol inside, they slide on easy as pie.
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.
dolface knows what's going on.
well, i shake them out really well after i take them out of the water, then do the alcohol, then slide them on.Originally Posted by ZappCatt
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.
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."
If soad=soapOriginally Posted by ZappCatt
Dolface never mentioned the use of soap.
The rubbing alcohol takes the place of soap.
Then again, if soad=soak
Sex lube's the way to go...
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.Originally Posted by RhinoRiot
Originally Posted by monkey