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My Rubber Has Come Off - How Do I Get It Back On?

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The rubber end thingy grip on my mountain bike handlebar is coming off - it has been sliding off for several years and has now almost come off completely.

When I try to slide it back on it is very tight and I can't push it on completely - I assume my pulling on it over the years has been slowly yanking it off.

So, how do I manage to get it back on? Is it a case of getting it off completely, heating it up in some hot water to loosen/lube it and then slide it back on?

How many sexual innuendoes did I get into this post?

I was going to post a photo but I fear I might post the wrong image :o

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In days of old when Knights were bold and condoms weren't invented

You'd tie a sock

Around your c0ck

And babies were prevented

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dont head the rubber up, it will shrink, just get some good lube , cover the bare metal handle bar and the inside of the rubber with ha generous helping of lube and push.

you can buy new grips for less than £10 though

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dont head the rubber up, it will shrink, just get some good lube , cover the bare metal handle bar and the inside of the rubber with ha generous helping of lube and push.

you can buy new grips for less than £10 though

Ah, interesting, I assumed heating the rubber would have made it more flexible allowing me to get it on and then, as it cooled, it would shrink fit nice and tight.

New grips for less than £10 - you really haven't got the HPC tin foil hat and baked bean thing right have you? TEN POUNDS!!! :lol:

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The best lubricant for thus application is liquid soap. like washing up liquid.

Thanks. Is the anti-bacterial stuff OK? Sorry, I am being flippant now.

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Thanks. Is the anti-bacterial stuff OK? Sorry, I am being flippant now.

I've heard of hairspray being used to get grips onto the bars.

Presumaby keeps everything nice and stiff.

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I've heard of hairspray being used to get grips onto the bars.

Presumaby keeps everything nice and stiff.

Hairspray? What kind of man do you think I am!

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Hairspray? What kind of man do you think I am!

Steal the girlfriend's.

You just need to get it nice and wet inside, so you can get it on, and then apparently it will get all sticky after a bit.

I'll get my coat.

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Steal the girlfriend's.

You just need to get it nice and wet inside, so you can get it on, and then apparently it will get all sticky after a bit.

I'll get my coat.

Well, I needed to know that as I was trying to figure out how the liquid soap would not result in it constantly sliding off?

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Well, I needed to know that as I was trying to figure out how the liquid soap would not result in it constantly sliding off?

I think they actually make a specialist glue that does the same job, but unless your gf is a bike mechanic I guess she won't have any of that.

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I think they actually make a specialist glue that does the same job, but unless your gf is a bike mechanic I guess she won't have any of that.

Hmm - professionals use compressed air, but hairspray is recommended.

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Get a new set - very cheap - and just use a good bit of elbow grease to get on . Can try the fairy method but usually i manage without it - and i am no hulk hogan

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Get a new set - very cheap - and just use a good bit of elbow grease to get on . Can try the fairy method but usually i manage without it - and i am no hulk hogan

Does it make a difference whether you are right or left handed?

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Yes - my girlfriend said it is quite a mouthful.

She the one you get the leg over?

specialized-toupe-comp-gel-road-saddle.jpg

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Does it make a difference whether you are right or left handed?

dont think so you can do it from either end of the bike

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My Rubber Has Come Off - How Do I Get It Back On?

Stop all the worry, see your GP and let him sort it out, doesn`t take long and it is painless. :)

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WTF?

Is that designed so ladies can pee on the move?

It's a mens' saddle. The slot is designed to prevent pressure on the perineum, which is thought to be a possible cause of impotence amongst cyclists.

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It's a mens' saddle. The slot is designed to prevent pressure on the perineum, which is thought to be a possible cause of impotence amongst cyclists.

You're supposed to keep up the smut and suggest another use for a hole. Perhaps one consistent with getting the leg over ;):P

[edit to add] On a serious note, bike saddles are one thing where the difference between the sexes really matters. A woman on a man's saddle will feel very uncomfortable, and vice versa. Even within saddles for your own sex, it's important to get the right one.

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You're supposed to keep up the smut and suggest another use for a hole. Perhaps one consistent with getting the leg over ;):P

[edit to add] On a serious note, bike saddles are one thing where the difference between the sexes really matters. A woman on a man's saddle will feel very uncomfortable, and vice versa. Even within saddles for your own sex, it's important to get the right one.

Yep, personally I find the ones that are too well upholstered are best avoided.

Nice and firm is best all round when it comes to getting your leg over.

(hopefully that heads off my imminent expulsion from the Sid James Appreciation Society.)

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