Removal The Easy way
those favorite grips!
Time to change bars, but don't want to lose your grip?
With the right tools (a coat hanger) and a little
patience, you can likely salvage that perfect grip for re-use
on your new bars.
Grip Removal Tool
Cut an 8" piece of steel coat hanger, and
make an "S" bend at one end.
2.) Carefully insert your new "tool"
under the grip. You may have to twist it back and
forth a little to get it all the way down. (boy
did I enjoy writing that ;-)
3.) Now, using the "S" bend as a
handle, start rotating the wire as if you were
opening a sardine can (Ya'll do eat sardines
If you rotate the wire clockwise, it will "walk"
its way counter clockwise around the handlebar,
breaking the glue bond as it goes.
4.) When you have completely encircled the bar,
remove the wire, grasp the grip with both hands
and twist, or "unscrew" it from the bar.
If you have access to compressed air, sometimes
it helps to inject air under the grip by placing
the air nozzle right against the front edge. This
will make sliding the grip off a bit easier.
When re-installing the grip, use a soft setting
adhesive such as "Grip Seal" or orange CPVC
Glue. It will hold sufficiently, but be much easier to
remove next time, and it allows you enough time to set
the grip exactly where you want it, then it will seteup
overnight. Get a grip, and have a ball!! :-)