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Old 07-31-16, 06:41 PM
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Put black foam gripping over existing handlebar grips?

Today I took my new bike out for the first time. I'm not loving the handlebar grips. They are a hard plastic or rubber type material and when it's over 100 degrees outside, my palms will sweat and start to get slippery. I'd like to keep the grips but maybe put some black foam on top? Anyone ever done that or know if this can be done? Is something like what I'm looking for sold anywhere?

I know you can purchase the foam to put around handlebars or buy foam grips but I want to cover my existing grips with the foam. This would make them perfect. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 07-31-16, 06:54 PM
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you can go to home depot and buy foam that insulates water pipes. you coud use old inner tubes. Just start by securing the wrapping or the foam with tape (electrical) of some time. another thought is to buy cork handlebar tape. See Sheldon for more suggestions.
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Old 07-31-16, 07:14 PM
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I have had hand issues for a few years ago I use pipe insulation foam for cushioning along with gloves. It helps cushion, but also helps grip.
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I suppose you could wrap your grips in the same kind of "cork" (EVA foam) handlebar tape used on road bikes. Name brand cork tape sells for about $10-15. Generic stuff can be found online for around five bucks or less.
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Old 08-01-16, 11:54 AM
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But Of course diddlydood never clarified if these are cruiser bar . Mountain Bar Grips or what ?

Another stone thrown in the pond, just to watch the ripples?

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Old 08-01-16, 04:41 PM
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. I'll check out the pipe insulation next time I'm at Lowes. I actually watched a youtube of a guy wrapping inner tube around his bars and thought that was interesting. Who would have thought?

I just have a hybrid flat bar bike with handlebar grips. I don't have the curved handlebars.

Thanks again for the responses.
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You could simply replace the existing grips with foam grips.
They are pretty common on recumbent trikes like the one I own. You can buy a pair from a US seller for about $4 1 Pair Bike Bicycle Cycling Durable Black Sponge Handlebar Hand Grip Bar End New | eBay or an international seller for a little over a dollar 1 Pair MTB Bike Bicycle Handle Handlebar Soft Durable Sponge Bar Grip Covers FG | eBay I've replaced them once in a bit over 8K miles.
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IMO, grips are entirely subjective. Try it, if it works for you roll with it proudly!

(if not, try something else!)
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Up until the 90's a lot of road bikes came with foam instead of tape. Two pieces for each side. One goes on the top, one on the drops.

Sunlite Road Drop Bar Foam Bicycle Grips, 4 Piece Set



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^^ that deterioration is why I overwrapped them with Cotton Tape... 30 years ago.
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I did that because of Pain in both hands when I first began riding.



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Cycling gloves. Really not much you can do in weather over 100 degrees to stop your palms from being sweaty short of botox shots. You could also just try some talcum powder.
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Sweaty palms your problem, Bunkie?

Cotton Gloves ... synthetic Sheepskin is popular too..
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http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...grips&_sacat=0

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