- Tried Hairspray..what else?
as a former bike shop mechanic with 6 years experience of doing this and other mundane tasks i would say, gt85, clean the bars and spray a small amount inside the grip, slide on, leave for 10 to 30 mins depending on how easy/hard it was to get them on and then go ride, if you are using a set of grips which have previously been slip sliding around your bars then nothing short of spray glue will keep em on, if you dont want to use lock-on grips then get some bmx grips as they are usually a tighter fit, big cheese grips are what i use and they never slide and only have a small flange, hehehehehehe flange!Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
PPfffttt! He said ‘flange’!! 😆
Some have stayed on remarkably well, with spit. Simple single compound rubber ones often don’t need owt else. Dual compound ones tend to be more problematic, I’ve found.
Is the grip area on the bars shot peened?
This can be a right ****, as the grip does not in any way have a smooth surface to adhere to. In which case, use Superglue, ‘cos the bastards will still slip, no matter what you do. It will be part of a conspiracy against you, too. Or try Lock-Ons.
It’s FC Twente past Midnight Oil, and I’m involved in a discussion on how to get grips to stick.
Surely there is more to life?
What about a nice picture? I’ve always found this Seurat classic to be strangely settling.
Ah, Pointilisme…Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
GT85 again here
Though I will state that some grips are way more prone to slip than others. The Lizard Skins Charger grips I’ve got on one bike now though are staying put nicely.
Clean the area thoroughly, spray some GT85 over the bar, and some in the grip, slide on to desired position, and leave it overnight. That’s all I’ve ever done, and it works for me! Mind you, it can also depend on the bars you’re using. I’ve got Easton Carbon’s on one bike (quite a smooth finish, though not as smooth as some ally bars) and Easton EA70’s on the other (nice rough textured finish which is ideal).Posted 9 years ago
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