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Darn oury grips

Old 07-15-07, 09:42 PM
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Darn oury grips

I tried installing them 1st. with hair spray, contact cement,rubber cement,and it never seems to dry 100%. I see in home depot they sell gorilla glue, will this stuff work??
 
Old 07-15-07, 09:47 PM
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Do you have an air compressor (or access to one)? Blast some air in beneath the grips to speed up the drying process.
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Old 07-15-07, 09:48 PM
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I've done it with hair spray and spray adhesive on seperate occasions, I've never had any problems.
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Old 07-15-07, 09:50 PM
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Mine are doing fine with no adhesive.
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Old 07-15-07, 09:54 PM
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sand the part of the bars you want the grips on to the bare metal
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Old 07-15-07, 09:54 PM
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i use spit. works great.
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Old 07-15-07, 10:15 PM
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WD-40. btw if its slight twisting its normal
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Old 07-15-07, 10:24 PM
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i dont want them to twist, it drives me CRAZY
 
Old 07-15-07, 10:29 PM
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you might have some dirt inside the grip clean them out, clean your bars also and try again.
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Old 07-15-07, 10:39 PM
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yeah dirt makes them slip like crazy.
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho
WD-40. btw if its slight twisting its normal
where in da bx r u?
 
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around 233rd whiteplains. how bout you? i'm riding to some shops tomorrow to find a new fork, wanna join? (Bike works, Bike Doc, Liberty Cycles). say around 4:30 maybe we could meet?
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You used rubber cement and contact cement... and it didn't dry out? That doesn't sound right. I usually just use some lube made for sex..that **** always dries quickly no matter what the bottle says.
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Old 07-16-07, 04:21 AM
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little tiny bit of water. if it doesnt dry, use a compressed air computer keyboard blaster thingy to shoot some air inside the grips and you're golden.
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If you never want your ourys or other traditional MTB type grip to slip around, even in wet weather, use clear spraypaint. The paint acts as a lube to slide the grip on easily, and the solvents are thin enough to evaporate completely overnight. The downside is that you literally have to cut off the grip from the bars to remove them in the future. It's what a lot of downhillers and motocross riders were doing before bolt/lock on grips. Good luck.
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Shoe Goo worked fine for me for over a year ...
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Originally Posted by na975
I tried installing them 1st. with hair spray, contact cement,rubber cement,and it never seems to dry 100%. I see in home depot they sell gorilla glue, will this stuff work??


I have always installed them using a little rubbing ETOH on the insides of the grip, slide them onto the bars then I take a safety pin and poke a small hole in the end of the grip to help them dry. Let them set over night. I usually don't have any problems with them slipping once they have dried.
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Old 07-16-07, 08:19 AM
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Clear spraypaint is the way to get them on so they never move again. Don' use much, though. It actually reacts with the rubber, making it melt to the bar. Too much and the grip will split.
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Old 07-16-07, 08:25 AM
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you don't want to use gorilla glue. it heats up and expands as it dries to fill cracks, but the rubber grip is flexible so all you'll get is an uneven surface underneath. just take the grips off, use some alcohol to clean out all the crap you've put in there, and put them on with air.
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Old 07-16-07, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho
around 233rd whiteplains. how bout you? i'm riding to some shops tomorrow to find a new fork, wanna join? (Bike works, Bike Doc, Liberty Cycles). say around 4:30 maybe we could meet?
i'm near allerton & whiteplains ave
 
Old 07-16-07, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SlowandRusty
Clear spraypaint is the way to get them on so they never move again. Don' use much, though. It actually reacts with the rubber, making it melt to the bar. Too much and the grip will split.
a chemical bond huh! sounds good
 
Old 07-16-07, 03:31 PM
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Just use water, and slide them on and off a few times. It works for me!
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Old 07-16-07, 03:56 PM
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use water or rubbing alcohol or something else that dries without residue. no need for hairspray or anything once they dry in place... makes it a lot easier to take them off later if need be...
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Old 07-16-07, 04:11 PM
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well i redone it again w/contact cement and put the bar on the window sil to let the heat do its magic! looks like i won the battle.
 
Old 07-16-07, 04:18 PM
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another thing to think about is if its a smooth
or shot-peened surface on the bar.
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