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Grip Removal(5 posts)

Grip RemovalMarshall
Apr 2, 2001 9:36 PM
This may not be the best forum but I can't find the answere anywhere else.

How do I get the rubber handle bar grips off my 4 year old daughter's bike ? I want to cut an inch or two of the bar ends as they are too unwieldy for her size.

I'll fix a road bike but this one has got me stumped.

re: Grip RemovalAkirasho
Apr 3, 2001 4:15 AM
Unless the rubber has "melted" onto the bars, try squirting a bit of WD-40 'tween the two to lube things up... then use a degreasing dishsoap (like Dawn) to remove any residue... that should work.

When you reinstall them, you can use some hairspray or alcohol... both generally give you enough lubrication to reinstall... then evaporate to stick them back in place.

Be the bike.
Goo GoneLazy
Apr 3, 2001 7:53 AM
Try some Goo gone or other citrus cleaner. It'll disolve the glue super quick and can be rinsed off with water. If you're REALLY against doing any kind of physical labor or product buying, go down to your LGS (local golf shop), and talk to the club re-gripper guy. He should have all the stuff needed to do the job.
Goo GoneMarshall
Apr 3, 2001 5:28 PM

I'll have a go with some citrus chain degreaser. If that doesn't work it may be an exuse for a game of golf.
Options ...Breck
Apr 3, 2001 11:29 PM
Unless they are frozen on, a flat blade screw driver and WD-40 works. Typically, kid's bikes are steel bars so if you are careful you won't scratch them too much. Otherwise carefully cut them along the length of the grips to get them off and replace.