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Grips for 23.8 Diameter Handlebars?

Old 12-13-20, 11:32 AM
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Grips for 23.8 Diameter Handlebars?

I have a set of Velo Orange porteur handlebars that I want to use on a project bike. VO has a brake lever that will fit but their grips only come in 22.2 diameter. I'd prefer a cork or cork blend grip but I might not have the luxury of being choosy. Can an ESI foam grip stretch enough to go onto 23.8 bars? If so, that may be my fall back option.

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Good question. I’ve installed ESI grips on 22.2mm bars, and they were a very tight fit. But, they are very stretchy, so they might also install on 23.8mm bars. I have found that the only way I could install them, was to lubricate them liberally with WD-40. If you do get the ESI grips, I recommend the Extra Chunky.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I'll try to stretch some chunky ESI's onto the bars. If that's a no go, the basket weaves are a possibility. I may even try some thick bar tape or a double wrap of cork tape.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Good question. Iíve installed ESI grips on 22.2mm bars, and they were a very tight fit. But, they are very stretchy, so they might also install on 23.8mm bars. I have found that the only way I could install them, was to lubricate them liberally with WD-40. If you do get the ESI grips, I recommend the Extra Chunky.
I would lubricate them using washing up liquid. less likely to cause chemical changes.
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider View Post
Thanks for the tips guys. I'll try to stretch some chunky ESI's onto the bars. If that's a no go, the basket weaves are a possibility. I may even try some thick bar tape or a double wrap of cork tape.
If you haven't yet, you might also reach out to the folks at VO. They seem like a helpful bunch and they might have the perfect solution for you. I'm sure they get feedback from people who've used those bars.
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