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Is there a secret to putting on grips without having to use an air compressor? preferably without having to use any liquids in the grip either. Thanks
 

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Well I know you said with no liquids, but I thought I'd recommend rubbing alcohol as it slides right on and evaporates in no time without a sticky residue like some people use coca cola. I used to just use nothing and slide em on by hand... not that bad actually.

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crescentrider said:
Is there a secret to putting on grips without having to use an air compressor? preferably without having to use any liquids in the grip either. Thanks
BiKe4EvEr said:
if you use an air compressor it works as well
BikeNever, how about reading a bit before typing a reply?



But to do it without air, liquids, OR Lock-ons (as I suggested above): I've used a round shaft philips head screw driver, rotating under the grip to work it on.
 

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Pfunder you know what to do, Road bike tape get your head on straight. Feels super good as thick or thin as you want, no throttle, um perfect?
 

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ODI Lock-ons. No air or liquids required. Just one allen wrench.
In my opinion these grips suck for trials unless you have big hands/really long fingers, they are just to fat to get a good grip on.
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if you have bar plugs that actually go into the bar completely and seal it then getting your grips on is easy with no help at all. put the grip on like 1/2 an inch then stick your hand over the end of the grip, sealing it off, and push. grip goes on and pressure builds, air goes out between the grip and bar and its like using an air compressor - straight on.

if that doesnt work then get your hand pump and remove the hose bit if it has one, then stick it on the end of the grip and pump while pushing the grip on. like an air compressor but portable.

if you dont have plugs on the end of your bars then get someone to put their hand over the other end of the bar, but only the pump method will work.

thats how i do it anyway :D
 

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sorry zzyzyzyzyxalsdkfjxgfweax, i was just stating my opinion, as was tryallamerica. myabe he doesn't have access to one? if so go to ur LBS, they should have one their! liquids just don't cut it anymroe for me, my grips used to slip with them....air compressor's are the shiz
 

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yea the road bar tape was pretty good, but it falls apart a little in rain and it's just not a clean even feeling. I think air compressors are the 'shiz' too but i was just wondering if there was an easier way...thanks for all the suggestions, good for future reference
 

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robbie...i have a can of air that you use to clean your 'puter with...as grahman can tell you if works AS GOOD as goin' to the shop and blowin' em on....

graham...remember the day we tried it in kinkos and you were so happy that you took out an entire stand of binders...hehehehe

"hey boss...looky here at wut I can do on my pedel bike!!!....SMASH"
 

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If you must do it without air or spraypaint/hairspray....

Plug the end of the bar to make an airtight seal. Fit the grip over the end of the bar and BONK it with the palm of your hand. The air trapped inside poofs the grip just enough to let it slide on.

But really, the better way is to stick em on spraypaint.

Compressed air is for bike shops that dont like having customers coming back days later going "why the hell was there paint under my grips, derhhhh?"
 

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Anyone with experience should know that the ODI lock ons, after long periods of riding, will start to move back and fourth every so slightly. I know I couldn't stand that, plus they are too thick for me at least.
 
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