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Old 04-24-06, 03:57 PM   #1
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Getting grips on, keeping 'em from slipping?

What do you use to to get your Ourys or Champs to slip on and then stick. Soap and water? Hairspray? <Insert other slimy yet sticky substance>
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Old 04-24-06, 03:58 PM   #2
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Rubbing alcohol or hairspray.
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Compressed air.
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vodka, no joke. any liquid will do, because when it's wet it's slippery, when it dries the grips will stick. alcohol evaporates quicker than water. i would've used rubbing alcohol if i had any but i didn't. i had vodka though
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Posted this like 5 times before - sex lube
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at least you are using it for something!

windex works well for seating grips too.
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I forgot to mention that my girlfriends name is Oury
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with oury grips -- or any other grips that have closed ends, you have to be very sparing with whatever you use (with the exceptions of air and brute force) because it simply will not dry out toward the ends.
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Old 04-24-06, 04:24 PM   #10
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with oury grips -- or any other grips that have closed ends, you have to be very sparing with whatever you use (with the exceptions of air and brute force) because it simply will not dry out toward the ends.
i learned that the hard way.
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Old 04-24-06, 05:42 PM   #11
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with oury grips -- or any other grips that have closed ends, you have to be very sparing with whatever you use (with the exceptions of air and brute force) because it simply will not dry out toward the ends.
are champ grips considered open ended? or does the little hole count
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rubber cement works great! I use this kind:



I've put it on and rode like ten minutes later and the grips were on solid
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Prison-style. Spit and brute force.
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i just put my ourys that were on my risers on my drops and used wd-40 and it worked like a charm. just dont use too much or your ****ed and they'll slide around for days.
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What do you use to to get your Ourys or Champs to slip on and then stick. Soap and water? Hairspray? <Insert other slimy yet sticky substance>
only put grips on once, and they weren't ourys or champs...but the short answer is: brute force. "if brute force isn't working, you're not using enough".
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uuuugh i want my new freaking stem so i can stop riding bare (ie sexy) bars
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bare bars are hot looking, with the right bars, but...the only day i rode with bare track drops, my hands were slipping all over and it sucked.

of course, i got new gloves since then...i just don't feel like buying more bar tape to redo the bars if i figure i don't like the bare bars.

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Old 04-24-06, 07:36 PM   #18
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Some handsoap worked well - the foamy kind. Slathered it inside the grip and twisted it on, no prob
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i found rubbing alcohol to be far superior to windex and soap.

i also found poking a hole or two, which come out to be pretty invisible, in the closed end of ourys, help the innards dry out.

also, don't use em for a few days. make sure they're not gonna slide around when you're grippin em.
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i just put my ourys that were on my risers on my drops and used wd-40 and it worked like a charm. just dont use too much or your ****ed and they'll slide around for days.
wd40 will eat away at the rubber.
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how do you use an air compressor to get them on? i understand how this would get them off, but is on just the same only in reverse? seems like the cleanest way to go about it but i'm not sure i grok it.
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bare bars are hot looking, with the right bars, but...the only day i rode with bare track drops, my hands were slipping all over and it sucked.

of course, i got new gloves since then...i just don't feel like buying more bar tape to redo the bars if i figure i don't like the bare bars.

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Indeed, bare bars are hot, but if you're out on the bike for more than an hour or so, the need for a bit of padding is completely necessary. But a good pair of gel or anatomic gloves are usually all that's needed.
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Indeed, bare bars are hot,
Especially if you leave them in the sun for a while.

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