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    Never ride with lose Grips..DOH!

    I glued on new grips on Sunday, and on Monday PM they were still moving around a little, but wtf, I wanted to ride. So I am almost done and just coming up on the final obstacle, a double dip trail washout. I unclipped my right foot just in case, went down the first gully, up to the top and at the next bottom is this "HUGE" copperhead (1st of the season) crawling through the bottom. I nailed the brakes, picked a line to the right, and whoosh, there goes my left grip. Left hand is above my head, right hand and handlebar is in my lap, and my new line is less than ideal.

    Needless to say, I went over hard left, still clipped in, and wouldn't you just know it, I land on a 1X6 survey stake that was sticking up on the left side of trail. Also laying in fresh shiny poison ivy. Nothing broken, but man is this gonna leave a bruise.

    Too stupid! I should have known better.

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    ow
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    More pics in the coming days as the 'flower blooms' ???

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    atleast u didnt get bit
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    ugh...yeah..thats a big ouchie...
    but even moreso...i HATE snakes.. especially copperheads..luckily we dont have that problem in NE OHIO
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    Never ride with loose ANYTHING for that matter. It's always good to tighten/inspect everything every so often (every time you wash it). I've slacked on that, and found I lost a few chain ring bolts, and discovered a loose rotor (ouch!)

    Your story sounds like a good reason to get locking grips. I will never use anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roswell52
    I unclipped my right foot just in case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkle
    Your story sounds like a good reason to get locking grips. I will never use anything else.
    just switched too. ill never even consider using anything else

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    They were Oury rubber grips, which I really like. I took them off, and soaked them in hot water to remove the previous glue. Once they were dry, I used "White Rain" hairspray to put them back on. Just spray it in the grip, a little on the bar, and quickly push them on. Quickly align them and let dry for 24 hours.

    They are now tight and secure./ No movement at all.

    Still using a cane to climb the steps, but recovering nicely. Tried to ride last night. Ouch, not ready yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roswell52
    They were Oury rubber grips, which I really like. I took them off, and soaked them in hot water to remove the previous glue. Once they were dry, I used "White Rain" hairspray to put them back on. Just spray it in the grip, a little on the bar, and quickly push them on. Quickly align them and let dry for 24 hours.

    They are now tight and secure./ No movement at all.

    Still using a cane to climb the steps, but recovering nicely. Tried to ride last night. Ouch, not ready yet.
    Re-using rubber grips is a crap shot. Invest in some Oury lock-on's and you won't have to worry about slipper's.

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    One thing about the hairspray method is if water gets in there, the grips can loosen up. And it always seems like the conventional grips shift and get all twisted. Locking grips stay where you put them, and can be taken on and off, and reused. They cost more, but you can re-use them. No Brainer. There are plenty of other brands too. I like the Ergons.

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    Day 5 pics

    My Monday 5-5 bruise is really starting to bloom. Here's to you CdaleTony. This looks like my last gunshot wound... I have nicknamed this thing "Bruiso de Mayo", and vowed to drink Corona and Dos XX every day until it doesn't hurt.

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    I can walk and climb stairs now, but riding is still not fun.

    I miss my two wheeled friend.
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    OUch, looks nice. How bout a pic from a lil farther out....is that the front inside of your thigh?
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    It is sad that it takes this for you to learn your lesson. Try some of these and you will never go back.
    http://www.odigrips.com/mtb_intense_lo.htm
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