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any solutions for hybrid's loose rubber handlebar grip? (nm)(8 posts)

any solutions for hybrid's loose rubber handlebar grip? (nm)ET
Nov 19, 2001 5:48 PM
re: any solutions for hybrid's loose rubber handlebar grip? (nm)bikerduder
Nov 19, 2001 5:55 PM
Take off the grip, clean it and spray some hairspray (White Rain works ok) inside. Slip it back into position and let it set for an hour or two. Should hold fine after that.
Hey, I was gonna say that!tarwheel
Nov 19, 2001 6:21 PM
That's what my bike shop recommends for installing new mountain bike grips.
I prefer Aqua Net (nm)gtx
Nov 19, 2001 6:42 PM
tried that; didn't workET
Nov 20, 2001 5:33 AM
Maybe my wife's hairspray was inferior. Guess I'll try the White Rain. Thanks.
Ya gotta go with the cheap stuffMel Erickson
Nov 20, 2001 6:33 AM
hairspray that is, it works best. You also have to let it dry, I'd say overnight is best. Some use regular bar soap. Get it slightly wet and rub it on the bar, slip on the grip and let it dry, again overnight. If all else fails go with the ODI Lock On grips. Easy on, easy off, never slip but somewhat expensive.
Second the emotion ...breck
Nov 20, 2001 7:40 AM
Regards ODI ...

i use these on my numero uno mtb klein technical climbing bike w/yeti grips.

all others get the "treatment", aqua net, lava bar soap(also works for wood screws), christy's hot pvc glue, lok-tite blue (or red!),electrical tape, friction tape, hose clamps, etc., etc. ...what ever works; & remember to use an ice cream stik to remove the grips from the more frag-ile bars.

expensive? ...ho, ho, ho habit expensive??
a mere drop in the bucket-o from the bike-mania we all got from readin' the board.
drop santa a line or skip a meal :)

cheers Mel,
Tubasti!!Rusty McNasty
Nov 20, 2001 1:18 PM
Probably the ONLY good use for this stuff!