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    Any Recommendations For Moving Up A Grip

    Hi,

    I want to move my existing grips up 1.5cm so that I can fit a set of 'Bull Horns' to the bar.

    Any ideas on what I could lubricate or move the grips with, so that when they dry they won't slide?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    wd-40

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    actually, WD-40 works pretty well. it dries fairly fast and leaves the grip sticky on the inside.

    otherwise, water, glass cleaner, etc will work. the best way is an air compressor with a small wedged tip inside the grip. no liquid needed.

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    hair spray. lubricates enough to slide grips on when wet, dries tacky. been using it for 30 years.

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    I've had good luck using Isopropyl alcohol. I actually used a syringe with a small plastic tube to squirt it in between the bar and grip and I was able to move it.

    A compressor would work better if you have one.

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    Super, thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW MTB View Post
    hair spray. lubricates enough to slide grips on when wet, dries tacky. been using it for 30 years.
    A can of Aqua Net is on my work bench too... haven't used it in forever though with the invention of lock-on grips.

    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    the best way is an air compressor with a small wedged tip inside the grip. no liquid needed.
    But to get a grip that's already on the bar moving, a compressor is the only solution I know.

    @OP: Personally, I'd cut your grips off and use lock-on ones.
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    As mentioned, rubbing alcohol. If the grip is already on, wedge something like a wooden matchstick under the lip, pour a little alcohol on it so it runs under the grip. After a couple of twists, it'll come right off.

    To put it back on, pour a little alcohol in the grip and slide it on quickly, as it will dry fast.

    Years ago, I got tired of fooling with that system and got lock-ons.

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    I use a small screwdriver to pry up the lip of the grip and then slide a syringe filled with rubbing alcohol between the bar and grip to move, remove or replace my esi grips...

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    If you're using alcohol on ESI or similar, you need tons of it because the grip soaks most of it up.
    What, me worry?

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