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    Replacing grip shift grip

    I have an oldschool GT RTS that's treated me well for the past 15+ years. It has SRAM SRT600 grip shifters on it, and the rubber grip portion of the front shifter has deteriorated and fell apart several years back. The shifter still works well...the plastic barrel is still intact. But it hurts my fingers/hands sometimes when shifting into a lower gear.

    Any tips on what to use to cover the barrel? I thought about using road bike grip tape, but I imagine it would come loose over time and spin over the barrel. Maybe use Gorilla Glue to stick the tape onto the barrel?

    On a side note, the RTS has been absolutely bullet proof for hundreds/thousands of miles. I just replaced the Quadra 10 fork (yes, original shitty fork) with a Tora SL and original cantilever brakes with Avid SL 7s, and I'm looking forward to riding another season on the old workhorse.

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    shoot man, you can get a brand new pair for like $20
    how many speeds?
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    shoot man, you can get a brand new pair for like $20
    how many speeds?
    Super old school.....7 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitowns4
    Super old school.....7 speed.
    Shimano or SRAM derailleurs?
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Shimano or SRAM derailleurs?
    Shimano STX. They're old as hell, but they still shift well. I just put on new derailleur cables and got the bike ready for spring, and it doesn't miss a shift. I can't explain why they've lasted so long except for routine maintenance. If it ain't broke...

    My friends make fun of me because I ride a dinosaur. But I can keep up with them, so they can't give me too much ****.

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    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    I have a set (8spd) and the grips are nicely shaped and comfy
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I didn't know SRAM still made a 7 speed shifter. Thanks for the info!

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    I didn't know SRAM still made a 7 speed shifter. Thanks for the info!
    I think they still make a 6 speed shifter as well.

    Hey Highdelll where did you get those lock on grips made for grip shift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I think they still make a 6 speed shifter as well.

    Hey Highdelll where did you get those lock on grips made for grip shift?
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ore+Twist.aspx
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...On+Clamps.aspx
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