What glue for handlebar grips ?

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  • What glue for handlebar grips ?
  • DrJ
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    My grips are slightly too big, and work loose over the course of a ride. What is a good glue to keep them in place? Superglue seems like overkill…

    scuttler
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    Lock on grips grandad πŸ˜‰

    They come on and off at the flick of an allen key.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    hairspray.

    Premier Icon tubthumped
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    IMO invest in some lock-on grips. Well worth the money.

    If you want to keep with the ones you have, I’d imagine Renthal grip glue would be fine. I used it on my race bikes (as in motorbikes) and never had one fall off. I also used lockwire – but that’s probably a bit overkill on a MTB!

    Hairspray and lock wire. Or just get some lock-on grips.

    Premier Icon sazter
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    As above, Hairspray. Spray on, when wet allows the grip to slide on then sets nice and solid.

    IHN
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    The strongest nastiest cheapest hairspray you can find

    stoffel
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    The strongest nastiest cheapest hairspray you can find

    This. I’ve discovered that expensive stuff is useless (must be a different chemical compound). Sainsbury’s Basics hairspray is about 50p a can and lasts for ages. To remove, simply push a thin spoke under the grip, spray in more hairspray, and it will come off easily.

    DrJ
    Member

    Maybe I can borrow some hairspray. I feel a bit daft buying it, seeing as I have no hair … πŸ™

    You can still buy non-lock-on grips?

    Who knew?

    mudshark
    Member

    Non-lock on save weight I suppose – so weight-weenies like.

    Maybe I can borrow some hairspray. I feel a bit daft buying it, seeing as I have no hair

    At least you can be sure it’s not for you, hate to be thought of as the kind of guy that uses hair spray πŸ˜€

    Jamie
    Member

    Maybe I can borrow some hairspray. I feel a bit daft buying it, seeing as I have no hair …

    I’d feel dafter not using lock-ons πŸ˜›

    stoffel
    Member

    Lock-ons are expensive and wasteful; you can’t replace the rubber bits so you end up with the useless metal collars to throw into the landfill.

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    get perfume free extra firm hold hairspray.

    IHN
    Member

    you can’t replace the rubber bits

    Yes, you can.

    DrJ
    Member

    I have lock-ons on my proper bike, but my work bike grips need a bit of surgery so lock-ons not feasible πŸ™ I will swallow my pride and buy hair spray.

    Classified:
    One can of hair spray, 99.99% unused. Will accept any offer.

    thomthumb
    Member

    grip glue. off ebay.

    chambord
    Member

    I will swallow my pride and buy hair spray.

    Self service checkouts were designed exactly for this reason

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    I used to feel ever so slightly daft buying (the cheapest possible) hair conditioner to use as open cell wetsuit protector, with a no2 haircut πŸ™‚

    I feel a bit daft buying it, seeing as I have no hair …

    Precisely why we used to delight in sending one of our crew cut sporting mechanics round to the chemist for 10 cans of cheap and nasty hair spray when we ran short πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    I used to feel ever so slightly daft buying (the cheapest possible) hair conditioner to use as open cell wetsuit protector, with a no2 haircut

    You think thats bad, I persuaded a mate that KY jelly was the best lubricant for a carbon post as normal grease is bad for carbon!

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