Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

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Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 7:09pm

So I've just built myself another run-around-winter-hack (which is turning out to be a little bit better than that, as usual. I can't help it if I make a nice bike! :D) to replace the previous Dalesman (which somehow acquired cream mudguards and amber wall Pasela tyres - that was never going to work for a winter bike).

Anyway, I've fitted paddle style bar grips to the straight bars. I needed to use neat washing up liquid as a lube to get the grips on. Which worked but they haven't settled down yet and still easily swivel around on the bars. I've fitted these exact grips to another bike before and don't recall this amount of squirm. I tried reinserting them with less WUL; the bar surface is also a roughish finish.

I recall many years ago reading about the use of hairspray for fitting straight bar grips (but can't remember the details). Can anyone relate their experience of fitting bar grips to stay put, either using hairspray or other methods of getting the grips on without them squirming around? (I don't really need clamp on grips on this bike)

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby Paulatic » 24 Dec 2016, 7:12pm

I seem to recall from a dim and distant past motorcycling time that applying cold tea helps stick them in place.
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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 7:14pm

Paulatic wrote:I seem to recall from a dim and distant past motorcycling time that applying cold tea helps stick them in place.
LEMON CURRY? ;) Ok, I can probably find some cold tea in the shed!

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby jehughes7 » 24 Dec 2016, 7:18pm

Hair spray is supposed to work

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby fastpedaller » 24 Dec 2016, 7:18pm

you could use a spay on glue (just a little sprayed on bar), which helps the grip slip on and then secures it - but you have to be VERY quick to get the grip on before it dries. If you ever want to remove grip, just squirt some WD40 in it.

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 7:26pm

fastpedaller wrote:you could use a spay on glue (just a little sprayed on bar), which helps the grip slip on and then secures it - but you have to be VERY quick to get the grip on before it dries. If you ever want to remove grip, just squirt some WD40 in it.
Not sure about spray on glue (I have spray on Impact adhesive, but not convinced that WD40 would release that bond), but I've remembered now that I do have (spray) photo mount fixative, which is less aggressive than Evostik. Could that work with WD40 as the release agent?

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby Neilo » 24 Dec 2016, 8:12pm

Hair spray for me.
With washing up liquid you end up in a heap on the road when you pull on the bars in the rain.
In my experience :roll:
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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby Mick F » 24 Dec 2016, 8:14pm

Happy Christmas Eve. :D
Just been watching a DVD of Holiday Inn ( Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby 1942)

I asked this very question about 'bar grips some years back regarding my Raleigh Chopper.
In the end, it was a matter of getting them on bone dry and forcing them on.
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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby reohn2 » 24 Dec 2016, 8:26pm

Take them off wash out the WUL and use hot water :wink:
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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 8:34pm

Neilo wrote:Hair spray for me.
With washing up liquid you end up in a heap on the road when you pull on the bars in the rain.
In my experience :roll:

Fortunately I've got bar ends on the bar ends to stop that happening :D

I did mention hairspray. The question is "how you use it"?

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 8:37pm

Mick F wrote:Happy Christmas Eve. :D
Just been watching a DVD of Holiday Inn ( Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby 1942)

I asked this very question about 'bar grips some years back regarding my Raleigh Chopper.
In the end, it was a matter of getting them on bone dry and forcing them on.
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Happy Christmas Eve too! I'm fear that forcing on bone dry grips sounds like toooooooooooo much hard work. Has got to be a better way (like photo mount fixative?)

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 8:38pm

reohn2 wrote:Take them off wash out the WUL and use hot water :wink:

And where's the easy work in that? Come on folks, it's Christmas!

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby Neilo » 24 Dec 2016, 8:47pm

CREPELLO wrote:
Neilo wrote:Hair spray for me.
With washing up liquid you end up in a heap on the road when you pull on the bars in the rain.
In my experience :roll:

Fortunately I've got bar ends on the bar ends to stop that happening :D

I did mention hairspray. The question is "how you use it"?


spray the inside of the grip with the hairspray, push it on the bar, leave it to dry. simples :wink:
To remove. slide a thin screwdriver between the gripand the bar, spray some WD40 in the gap,twist the grip and pull off.
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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Dec 2016, 9:19pm

Neilo wrote:
CREPELLO wrote:
Neilo wrote:Hair spray for me.
With washing up liquid you end up in a heap on the road when you pull on the bars in the rain.
In my experience :roll:

Fortunately I've got bar ends on the bar ends to stop that happening :D

I did mention hairspray. The question is "how you use it"?


spray the inside of the grip with the hairspray, push it on the bar, leave it to dry. simples :wink:
To remove. slide a thin screwdriver between the gripand the bar, spray some WD40 in the gap, twist the grip and pull off.
Ah, that is pretty much what I remember. I just wanted to know that I'd remembered everything. Thanks. I haven't bought any hair spray in years (and I hope not too, for hair deployment!). I do hope it's a good addition for the shed.

Any other useful applications for hair spray?? (perhaps aero streamlining the hairs one's legs?)

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Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

Postby Neilo » 24 Dec 2016, 9:30pm

CREPELLO wrote: I haven't bought any hair spray in years (and I hope not too, for hair deployment!). I do hope it's a good addition for the shed.


Fortunately I have a wife that uses it. All I have to do is remember to put it back and she is none the wiser :)
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