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#1 2011-05-31 3:55pm

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How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Couldn't find a topic on this question, so I thought I'd share how me and my mates used to get grips on and off in the 80s (and I still do today)

Real easy = hairspray, the cheaper nastier stuff the better (not the modern salon spray pump ones with conditioner in it, but a proper old school aerosol.

Use a ice lolly stick to prise up an opening between grip and bars without causing any damage to either and spray lots of hairspary in the opening (don't breathe in!). It acts acts as a lubricant and you can work the grip off

To put the grips on just spray the inside of the grip and then quickly work the grip on to the bar - the hairspray dries sticky. The best part is, when you go to take your grips off the next time, more hairspray turns the initial stuff into more lubricant, only to re dry later.

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#2 2011-05-31 4:07pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

yup- proper!  my shop makes me spray clearcoat in the grips. i do it for all the core riders; bmx/mountain.  lol


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#3 2011-05-31 4:13pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

I have always used Windex. Works great and dries quick without harming the grips. Hairspray will turn your grips to goo after a few years.


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#4 2011-05-31 4:15pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

I have used WD-40 my whole life. Come off easy, and never had a grip slip.


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#5 2011-05-31 4:33pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

compressed air

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#6 2011-05-31 4:37pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Don't ask Iceman how he installs them! yikes


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#7 2011-05-31 4:38pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

robk131313 wrote:

Don't ask Iceman how he installs them! yikes

lol


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#8 2011-05-31 5:38pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

I used to use wd40 but then switched to a silicone based spray lube. Dries way quicker and is less greasy. I have pretty much replaced wd40 all together.


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#9 2011-05-31 5:39pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

I used to use wd40 but then switched to a silicone based spray lube. Dries way quicker and is less greasy. I have pretty much replaced wd40 all together.


Please just give me one second...I am in the middle of railroading your thread

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#10 2011-05-31 5:44pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Just use that pump lube from your end table.

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#11 2011-05-31 6:31pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

robk131313 wrote:

Don't ask Iceman how he installs them! yikes

They slide right on and stick like goo....... I mean glue. Like a crusty old sock.


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#12 2011-05-31 6:48pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Scraplord wrote:

I have always used Windex. Works great and dries quick without harming the grips. Hairspray will turn your grips to goo after a few years.

what would be the best way to get the goo off without harming the finish of the handlebars?
tried a citrus cleaner with little to no results.

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#13 2011-05-31 6:55pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

I guess I'm a beast or something, cause nothing keeps my grips on and in place other than Gorilla Glue, and then only if I sand the inside of the grip and my bars.  Grip glue?  Nope, that's a joke, same with rubber cement, hairspray or anything else, in a week my grips will be twisted halfway down the bars.

Removal is a razor blade and sandpaper for the leftover glue.

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#14 2011-05-31 6:56pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Use very hot water and a cotton rag to remove old goo, shouldn't harm the bars.

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#15 2011-05-31 7:11pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Im a big fan of mineral spirits in a spray bottle.


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#16 2011-05-31 7:22pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

adamdawson wrote:

compressed air

by far the best way! our shop is compressor free zone. sad


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#17 2011-05-31 7:31pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

MacDaddy wrote:

what would be the best way to get the goo off without harming the finish of the handlebars?
tried a citrus cleaner with little to no results.

Rubbing alcohol.


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

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#18 2011-05-31 8:58pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

MacDaddy wrote:

Scraplord wrote:

I have always used Windex. Works great and dries quick without harming the grips. Hairspray will turn your grips to goo after a few years.

what would be the best way to get the goo off without harming the finish of the handlebars?
tried a citrus cleaner with little to no results.

Use WD-40. It will take it right off and will not harm the finish.


Wanted: OURY grip jersey patch

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#19 2011-05-31 10:08pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

i use nail polish remover. bike store guy said it dries in a day, like rubbing alcohol. Works great for me!


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#20 2011-05-31 10:36pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

jkraig wrote:

I have used WD-40 my whole life. Come off easy, and never had a grip slip.

+1!!!! big_smile


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#21 2011-06-01 2:57pm

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

thanks for the tips:)

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#22 2011-06-08 12:29am

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

Compressed air with blower tip for removal and glass cleaner for install.

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#23 2011-06-08 12:41am

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

I use Glass Cleaner for removal and Spray adhesive for install


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#24 2011-06-08 1:57am

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

DISH SOAP, or COMPRESSED AIR do the trick!!


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#25 2011-06-08 3:59am

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Re: How we used to get grips on and off in the 80s

bitd I used  hair spray but after reading this I switched to windex, The timimg of this thread was perfect

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