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    installing Ritchey WCS grips

    what's the best method for installing the Ritchey WCS TruGrips? these will be going on a carbon bar, if that matters. for some reason, I've never been able to get any non-lock on grip to stay put. I hate twisting grips!

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    i use ladies hairspray in a can just spray a litle on the bars then slide in to position an hour or to later the hairspray dries and the grips ar stuck solid.hope that helps

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    That or a clear fuel. I think i used methylated spirits. It slides on, then evaporates, Ive had no probs with slipping grips since

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    To easy put on any grips You can use soap-water. After drying it's keep grips well, but sometimes not. Then use a hairspray.

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    Air compressor, if you have one. Just start the grip over the bar..slide the blow nozzle under the end alittle while pushing it on..Presto!, its on in seconds. No soap, water, glue, scredrivers, etc. Works also for any grip installation. They'll shoot off across the garage when taking grips off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crankmeister
    i use ladies hairspray in a can just spray a litle on the bars then slide in to position an hour or to later the hairspray dries and the grips ar stuck solid.hope that helps
    +1

    Works well for me.

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    WCS grip have a nice tight fit. Never turned for me on a carbon or alu bar.

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    $10 for foam? Jewiz

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    Its actually neoprene, being not foam at all. Much much more confortable too.

    I hated foam Rinds. I'll eat the extra 25gms.
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    Rubbing alcohol on the bar and inside the grips worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vortrex
    what's the best method for installing the Ritchey WCS TruGrips? these will be going on a carbon bar, if that matters. for some reason, I've never been able to get any non-lock on grip to stay put. I hate twisting grips!
    I always used hair spray, but recently used one of those hand sanitizer gels because I didn't have hair spray. The grips slid on easy and were able to move around some for the next few minute. The IPA evaporates soon and the grips haven't moved since.

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    [SIZE=2]Hairspray to get them on, they’re easily the hardest grips to get on I’ve ever had to get on a bike so don’t try it with water. Once they’re on they’re one of the rare grips that shouldn’t move at all. There’s a new locking version for those who haven’t seen yet…



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    Air compressor with a sharp bit on the end...always works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nm_gunslinger
    I always used hair spray, but recently used one of those hand sanitizer gels because I didn't have hair spray. The grips slid on easy and were able to move around some for the next few minute. The IPA evaporates soon and the grips haven't moved since.
    I used hairspray - but I have a carbon bar. My grips are slipping and twisting. They've been on for a month - and still slip. Maybe its the carbon bar? It is very shinny.

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    Just use hair gel as hairspray will dry before you can get em on. Let them sit overnight and you'll be fine.
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    Just use hair gel since hairspray will dry before you can get em on. Let them sit overnight and you'll be fine.
    3po armorless, the first weight weenie.

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    Droid !

    How'd you do with the front mech stuff ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffster
    Droid !

    How'd you do with the front mech stuff ??
    I have had absolutely no time to install the speen adapter with the DA front yet. I also have some powercordz to install at the same time. Maybe on sunday afternoon.

    BTW, I'm using some Kona racelite foam grips now. about 20gms lighter than the wcs's and almost the same comfort and easier to put on my bars as well.
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    I air compressor them with the narrow nozzle on the end. On/off in seconds. WAY easier than rubbing alcohol or hairspray or what have you. It took me two friends and 2/3 of a bottle of rubbing alcohol to get a set of ESI foamies on but took me like 30 seconds for both sides with the air compressor.

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