remove grips without breaking

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by unlimits, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. unlimits

    unlimits New Member

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    how can I remove a rubber grip? It looks very tight and I don't want to break them because I will use them later. I don't know if to pull or grasp with something...
     
  2. Tanner

    Tanner New Member

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    air compressor or just take a flat head screwdriver or whatever and squirt some water in there and bam
     

  3. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    I dont really see how people can cut their grips off? I have owned many a grip and NEVER cut any of those grips off. Use chain lube
     
  4. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    Alcohol works alright.
     
  5. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

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    I think all the above ways work (and many many more) I make a tall glass of really soapy water and dip the bar/grip into it, then pull, if its really tight perhaps use a flathead to allow some of the soap water to get in there.
     
  6. MegamoMidwest

    MegamoMidwest chicago crew

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    go to your LBS and ask for an air hose with a little dealie to take your grips off, then squeeze open a little place just big enough to fit the end of the air hose in and blow away, and voila. it also makes really cool noises.
     
  7. xxxfr

    xxxfr RCP FABRICATION

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    yea air compressor is the best way, all the lubes leave ur grips slippery and twisty
     
  8. Cryo-Cube

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    lol, by the time it took you to make that shot with your cam, upload it here and post how to get it off, you could have come up with a easy way to get it off yourself + enough time to beat the bishop twice.... common sense

    My method, i put a pen or something between grip/bar then i put water in and it slips out. There is really no need to use soapwater or lubes
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2004
  9. Shorty2020

    Shorty2020 Guest

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    KY jelly is the best. actually i have no clue but it would be cool. i use flathead and sopay water cause it dries never us oil or greas because it akes forever to dry.
     
  10. RT Wolf

    RT Wolf Insanity Studios Inc.

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    I like how people have been experimenting with different lubes.
     
  11. chronic

    chronic Dungeonmaster's Guide

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    All I do is take a pen or a screw driver, shove it in under my grip and squirt some water down there and twist it off. And when it comes time to put it back on I clean the grip and my handle bar and use an air compressor to put it back.
     
  12. unlimits

    unlimits New Member

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    I always use foam grips that are less tight, so I didn't know what to do with this...
    Thanks a lot
     
  13. GTFCKD

    GTFCKD New Member

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    losen the lever and push it "through" the grip lever will push the grip off
    ...simple



    michael
     
  14. oicdn

    oicdn Guest

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    When I didn't have a compressor, I used a butter knife dipped in soapy water, then shoved it in there, moved it a little bit and then twisted the grips right off. Afterwards, just dry off the inside of the grip with a papertowel or something... It's dull and thin enough to where it'll fit in there and not rip or gouge anything.
     
  15. Crtd

    Crtd Member

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    The best for remove/replace grips!!!
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  16. trialspads

    trialspads TrialsPads.com

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    Yep! And alcohol to put back in :)
     
  17. Spacemunkee

    Spacemunkee Guest

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    THE EASY WAY: undo your brake so that you can move it around ure handle bar.. pull and twist up and down against ure grip.. since this applies a equal force against the face of the grip it pushes it off ure bars for u.. simple
     
  18. Zyzzyx

    Zyzzyx Guest

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    Easier way: use Lock-ons
     
  19. icecreamsammy

    icecreamsammy New Member

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    dont know what its called in other countries but RP7 works very well, i use it to put on and remove my grips, just spray it in there and it comes off and when you put them back on, just spray it all in there and it dries rock solid in a few min.