- ESI Grips – Rubbing Alcohol to install question….
put 4 straight zip ties through the grip at 90 degree points around the center of the grip then slide twist the grip on with the cable ties acting as a smooth bearing surface to aid pushing them on, then use some pliers grab the end nob of the cable tie and while holding the grip in place pull them out one by one.
Works for all grips and needs no evaporating lube etcPosted 4 years agoJackass123456789Member
Got my first pair of ESI grips last week and see that you need to install them using ‘rubbing alcohol’ which after a look on the net this is the equivalent surgical spirit.
The other half has popped to the supermarket tonight so I asked her to have a look for some surgical spirit and she has come back with a bottle made by Care +.
However on closer inspection the ingredients are Caster Oil and Methyl Salicylate – to which I am guessing is not what I should be using?
What have other people used??Posted 4 years agoaphex_2kMember
I used a spray of deodorant. Worked fine and dried but then I realised the instructions said to move the fat part to where your palms are… Didn’t even notice there was a fat and thin part to the grip.
Aside from that, really comfy grips. Only wish I’d got black ones though as I bought orange as they were super cheap. Doesn’t really match anything on the bike but yeah, comfy as and much nicer than my old Oury lock ons.Posted 4 years agojonxmackMember
I put on a set last night, wet the inside of the grip and the outside of the bar then put a squirt of washing up liquid on there too, wrapped the grip in a rag (so I could grip it) then pushed it on while my dad held the other side of the bike as it was pretty tough, probably took about a minute per side.Posted 4 years ago
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