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#1 The Masked Tulip

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

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?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:37 PM

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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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Is 'mountain bike handlebar' a pet name?



Yes - my girlfriend said it is quite a mouthful.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

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 political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

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

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:45 PM

:lol: (Age has not withered you TMT. :D )



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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:46 PM

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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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

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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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

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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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

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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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

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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The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

Dead easy. Done this myself.

You can even use compressed air in a can if you are stuck.



Use rubber cement to put them back on.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

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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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:20 PM

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M70ojaKRn7I
The success or failure of your deeds does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intention of your actions and by the strength you faced the challenges that have stood in your way.

The people closest to you have been trying to tell you that you have made a difference. That you did change things for the better. The Universe is vast and we are so small. There is really only one thing that we can ever truly control - whether we are good or evil.


The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.




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