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seanz
01-07-2010, 10:00 PM
I need to fit handgrips to the handle-bars on my young nephews bike and I don't have any hairspray.......what else can I use to get them on and stay on?

PeterSibley
01-07-2010, 11:13 PM
I used Lanocote spray this morning to do the same thing ...I may have made a terrible mistake:rolleyes:, but I put bar ends on to keep them there .:D

LeeG
01-07-2010, 11:13 PM
alcohol?

seanz
01-07-2010, 11:45 PM
I thought of methylated spirits......the idea just popped into my head, might have heard it before, might be because meths will evaporate off, everything else I thought of would stay behind and the grips would slip back off.
I'll try alcohol next time on one of my own bikes.

Umm.....funnily enough...I didn't think of using lanolin even though I've got some in the shed.

Love of my life has just come back from a trip to the shops.....once again I have a can of cheap hairspray in my toolkit for people to wonder at.
;):)

SMARTINSEN
01-08-2010, 02:41 AM
No. LeeG meant Jack Daniels. The sugar in the whiskey makes it sticky.:D

seanz
01-08-2010, 02:46 AM
JD?....finally found a good use for it. ;)

Three Cedars
01-08-2010, 02:52 AM
It has been years since I've done it , used soapy water , hand soap that is . The grips were some type of foam , you could use some type of glue at both ends , not too much though.

stevebaby
01-08-2010, 03:09 AM
Meths. will work but evaporates quickly...water with a drop of dishwashing detergent works well too.

seanz
01-08-2010, 03:17 AM
Another vote for alcohol?
:D


It has been years since I've done it , used soapy water , hand soap that is . The grips were some type of foam , you could use some type of glue at both ends , not too much though.

The advantage to hairspray is it sets quite fast.....by the time you've got the second grip on you can't shift the first grip.
They can come loose again if they get too wet but this only happens with some grips on some bikes....it's that sort of problem.

stevebaby
01-08-2010, 03:37 AM
Beer solves most bike maintenance issues.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-08-2010, 04:17 AM
petrol - and move quickly

PeterSibley
01-08-2010, 04:36 AM
The Enox worked just fine .

Tom M.
01-08-2010, 05:00 AM
Epoxy?

seanz
01-08-2010, 05:00 AM
The Enox worked just fine .

I'm still not going to use it....what would people say?

PeterSibley
01-08-2010, 05:07 AM
Your bike smells like a sheep ...that's unusual ?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-08-2010, 06:20 AM
wot is "enox"?

Dr.Spoke
01-08-2010, 06:28 AM
Alcohol, or compressed air. Hair-spray is ok - but messy to remove if needed.

GaryK
01-08-2010, 07:01 AM
you guys are too complicated.
Just water. Works every time.

Robert L.
01-08-2010, 07:28 AM
Heat gun
long time ago worked in a factory. Grips were kept very hot, slid right on.

Brian Palmer
01-08-2010, 09:47 AM
I put some new ergo grips on my bike and used alcohol based hand sanitizer.

To get the old ones off, slide a thin screw driver under them and shoot some WD-40 along the screw driver shaft. Work it around and they will slide off. Clean up everything real well so the new ones stick after the hand sanitizer dries up.

I saw how to do it on YouTube.

Brian

LeeG
01-08-2010, 09:49 AM
oh,,windex, or spit.

Keith Wilson
01-08-2010, 10:35 AM
When I worked in a bicycle shop we used to just spit in 'em. Seriously.

PeterSibley
01-08-2010, 05:38 PM
wot is "enox"?

A local brew , something like WD40 with lanoline added ...pretty good stuff .

BarnacleGrim
01-09-2010, 10:20 AM
Never had to do this on a bike. What about varnish?

LeeG
01-09-2010, 10:52 AM
When I worked in a bicycle shop we used to just spit in 'em. Seriously.

yeah, but if you smoked a doobie on the back porch the spit runs out quick

seanz
01-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Never had to do this on a bike. What about varnish?

Only if it's a wooden bike.

The hairspray is good because it can used to remove the grips as well.

Captain Blight
01-09-2010, 04:22 PM
Water woeks fine.

On a related note, I'm using one of Mr Brennan's tutorials to coachwhip a set of North Road bars in black and red. Going to try for a 5-strand Turks' Head in bright yellow right behind the brake levers.