How to remove rubber grips from a bike

How to remove old pens

Before changing the grips, they must be pulled off the bar, the easiest and most popular method of removal is a soap solution and a syringe.

A syringe needle pierces the old handle along the perimeter, a water-soap solution or liquid soap is poured into the inner cavity, after which it can be pulled or twisted from the steering wheel.

This method is only suitable for soft rubber nozzles, plastic or leather handles are best pulled off with a solvent.

The second method of removal: pry a flat screwdriver under the handle and pour the solvent into the inner area, after which it will easily slide off the surface of the rod (if this does not happen, you need to pour the solvent again).

You can remove the handle with clamps as follows: unscrew the clamps with a hexagon, pull off the attached plastic plugs, pull the handle in your direction and pull off with one jerk. This method requires considerable physical effort.

Also, the handles can be simply cut off with a sharp razor or a clerical knife: make one or several cuts along the entire length and pull off.

After the old nozzle has been removed, you should thoroughly clean the rod from dirt, dry it and only then start installing new handles.

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How to tighten new attachments

At the beginning, check the diameter of the handles, they should fit the size of the rod (22-23 mm), the tighter the handle is put on, the less likely it will slide off.

It is most convenient to install the handles with cable ties to guide the movement, start pulling on the steering wheel with ties, pull them out after installation.

The handles with locking rings are easy to pull and bolt in place. This model is the most optimal, it holds well and does not scroll during operation.

A simple grip is installed with alcohol or soapy water, so a sliding moment is created and it can be easily pulled onto the bar.

The disadvantage of this method is that the handle can be scrolled, then it must be removed, dried and tightened again.

A hard rubber model should be steamed in boiling water or a hair dryer before installation. You can use the bike only after the grips are completely dry.

So that the grips do not move off the steering wheel, they are fixed with grips, special plugs that will protect the parts from mechanical damage.

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What to do if the handles turn?

If the handles scroll or do not sit tightly, dirt or water has gotten under them, they must be removed, the surface of the rod must be dried, the diameter of the parts must be checked to within a millimeter, and only then reinstalled on the steering wheel.

For tighter fixation, you can apply glue before installation. Momentum on the surface of the rod.

But this method is not reliable, since the handles can fly off during operation, it is better to carefully select the dimensions before buying an accessory.

Handlebar tape

Grips are usually not installed on a road bike; for a comfortable and long ride, special rubber wraps are used on the handlebars.

  • First of all (so as not to interfere during operation), the brake cables are fixed;
  • Each side of the rod is wrapped in different directions: along and against the clock (left. to the right, right. to the left);
  • In sets with professional wrapping, there is always a separate piece of tape to fix the palms during the trip;
  • The fixing fabric is laid under the brake mechanism: a narrow tape is wrapped in the shape of a figure eight; a wide tape creates extra volume on the handlebars, therefore, when wrapping it, you need to check and not wind a too large piece;
  • The main winding on one side of the tape is impregnated with a self-adhesive impregnation for fixing: with the adhesive side, make several circles at the edge of the steering wheel, then continue winding the tape tightly pressing it to the bar;
  • Thus, wrap the entire handlebar including the section with the brake lever;
  • After wrapping, cut off excess with a knife.

Long soft attachments are available for road bikes, but before choosing grips, you should clarify the installation method: basically, grips are installed on a road bike in bike shops.

Therefore, if you are planning an independent replacement of the handles, it is better to use a winding tape.

Grips are the main part of a bicycle handlebar, you must approach the choice of a product as responsibly as any other part of the transport.

The material of manufacture should be selected taking into account the peculiarities of the ride, so that problems do not arise during operation.

How to remove old grips and put new ones on the handlebars

In the previous article How to choose grips (handlebars) on a bicycle handlebar, the types of grips were considered, what materials they are made of and what to look for when choosing them.

In this article, we will look at how to remove old and install new grips on the steering wheel with the least investment of time, physical and mental strength.

We change the grips ourselves

Bicycle handles or grips are specialized attachments that provide a firm grip on the handlebars and a safe ride. They are made, as a rule, from silicone fabric or rubber of varying degrees of hardness.

Medium rubber grips. do not rub your palms, do not slip, provide tight contact with the steering wheel.

Rigid rubber grips. they are more durable and stable, but with poor shock absorption and can rub your palms. When choosing such a model, you should stock up on cycling gloves.

Foam. lightweight, good shock absorption and traction, but short-lived.

Silicone is the most expensive and convenient option: excellent shock absorption, stability, no slip from water.

Ergonomic grips with anatomical grooves are adjusted to the shape of the palm so that the hand is fixed in the correct position and relieves a significant load on the wrist, which is very convenient for long trips. These are premium grips in the most expensive price range.

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For better grip on the steering wheel, it is also advisable to use special cycling gloves.

Removing old grips from a bike

After some time of operation, especially if at least a couple of years have passed, the grips are not so easy to remove from the steering wheel. They seem to stick to a metal surface. In this case, the handle cannot be simply pulled off. And in general, a good grip is unlikely to be pulled off by applying force only along the steering wheel. She must sit firmly on the steering wheel and not scroll.

If the grips are secured to the handlebars with locks (retaining rings), of course remove them first. Unfortunately, there are times when the screws get so attached to them that it becomes very difficult to unscrew them. Sometimes it comes to the point that you just have to cut them off with a hacksaw or file.

It is best to twist it with rotational movements around the steering wheel axis and at the same time pull to the edge.

How to tighten new attachments

At the beginning, check the diameter of the handles, they should fit the size of the rod (22-23 mm), the tighter the handle is put on, the less likely it will slide off.

It is most convenient to install the handles with cable ties to guide the movement, start pulling on the steering wheel with ties, pull them out after installation.

The handles with locking rings are easy to pull and bolt in place. This model is the most optimal, it holds well and does not scroll during operation.

A simple grip is installed with alcohol or soapy water, so a sliding moment is created and it can be easily pulled onto the bar.

The disadvantage of this method is that the handle can be scrolled, then it must be removed, dried and tightened again.

A hard rubber model should be steamed in boiling water or a hair dryer before installation. You can use the bike only after the grips are completely dry.

So that the grips do not move off the steering wheel, they are fixed with grips, special plugs that will protect the parts from mechanical damage.

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Removing old grips from a bike

After some time of operation, especially if at least a couple of years have passed, the grips are not so easy to remove from the steering wheel. They seem to stick to a metal surface. In this case, the handle cannot be simply pulled off. And in general, a good grip is unlikely to be pulled off by applying force only along the steering wheel. She must sit firmly on the steering wheel and not scroll.

If the grips are secured to the handlebars with locks (retaining rings), of course remove them first. Unfortunately, there are times when the screws get so attached to them that it becomes very difficult to unscrew them. Sometimes it comes to the point that you just have to cut them off with a hacksaw or file.

It is best to twist it with rotational movements around the steering wheel axis and at the same time pull to the edge.

How to put a grip on a bicycle handlebar

The process of putting the handles on the steering wheel is very similar to removing.

First of all, check the diameter of the grips. they should exactly fit the diameter of the bicycle handlebars. Usually the diameter of the handlebars at the ends is 22.2 mm or 23.8 mm. How to find out the diameter of the handlebars on a bicycle can be read here.

The tighter the grip is put on the steering wheel, the tighter it will hold, it will not spin and slide off the steering wheel.

If your handlebars have locking rings, then to install them, simply put on the grips on the handlebars and tighten the bolts on them.

There is one little secret when putting on the grips: they need to be moistened inside to reduce friction. You can just moisten it with water, water and soap, sunflower oil (only a little bit of it is needed), then the grips will put on the steering wheel much easier. True, with this method, the water from the grip will dry for a long time, sometimes more than a day and it is not advisable to ride a bike all this time.

To avoid this, you can lubricate the steering wheel before putting on the pens with alcohol or any alcohol-containing liquid, even cologne. Then the alcohol will evaporate much faster and you can ride without fear that the handles on the steering wheel will fly off or will scroll.

You can spray hairspray inside the grips and put them on the steering wheel immediately. Then, during putting on, the varnish plays the role of a lubricant, and after drying. the role of glue.

And one more way. If you have very hard grips, you can put them in boiling water for a couple of minutes. After such a bath, they will become softer and can be quickly pulled onto the steering wheel. After cooling, the handles will be firmly attached to the steering wheel.

If you don’t feel like messing around with boiling water, try heating them with a hairdryer.

There is also a method using knitting needles to put on foam grips. We take 3-4 thin knitting needles or hard wires. You can use plastic clamps instead of knitting needles, about five or six. We insert them into the grip evenly around the entire circumference and then simply pull them onto the steering wheel, driving the grip along the spokes like a slide. At the end, we take out the knitting needles and that’s it.

What to do if the handles turn?

If the handles scroll or do not sit tightly, dirt or water has gotten under them, they must be removed, the surface of the rod must be dried, the diameter of the parts must be checked to within a millimeter, and only then reinstalled on the steering wheel.

For tighter fixation, you can apply glue before installation. Momentum on the surface of the rod.

But this method is not reliable, since the handles can fly off during operation, it is better to carefully select the dimensions before buying an accessory.

Removing handles from a bike

You pierce it with a syringe and catch up with water. Flies off with a bang.

Only this topic has already been there, and there people wrote that if you abuse in this way, during the ride, sweat from the hands gets into the remaining holes and the grips begin to scroll.

and turn the saucepan sideways to put the steering wheel in there? next time I’ll do it.

Quote (khudognik @ 06/26/2009 10:17) (index.php? Act = findpostp Cut if not needed. Or between the grip and the steering wheel stick a syringe with oil or water. minutes 5. In general, foam rubber rules, I tried ofigel. And they put on easily and absorb vibration. 🙂 [/ b]

oil is correct. And then how to wash it off the grips so that they sit normally on the steering wheel? In general, one cube of plain water is enough.

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Quote (Archie Kuhn @ 06/26/2009 10:57) (index.php? Act = findpostp It is best to use alcohol, not water. [/ B]

By the way, there is the opposite problem. the grips are too easy to remove and put on and scroll. In this case, Coca-Cola will help you! Pour some on the handlebars and put on the grips. The cola dries up. it grabs tightly. And in order to remove later. water through a syringe. it will dissolve the sugar and everything will be removed easily again)

Quote (Avva @ 06/26/2009 10:28) (index.php? Act = findpostp oil is smart. How can I wash it off the grips so that they sit normally on the steering wheel? [/ B]

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To my surprise, the oil itself is squeezed out after 3-5 minutes: blink :. When the horns stood, I immediately attached them to the oil steering wheel, nothing slipped, but then the grips were pulled together easily (the oil remained in the place where the horns were attached after they were removed). And nifiga is not smeared. Paradox. : huh: Now the foam rubber grips and I forgot the problem of rubber mounting. It’s not the same for everybody. : unsure: p.s. oil literally 3 drops splattered

and I take off the grips like a condom and then put it back on like a condom

Quote (Double @ 06/26/2009 14:42) (index.php? Act = findpostp and I take off the grips like a condom and then put it back on like a condom

By the way, yes, I also had such grips. it was easier to roll them up into a ring than to steal

These are normal grips and they don’t come with clamps! [attachment = 24234: 4911.jpg]

Quote (Dee Troy @ 06/26/2009 11:03) (index.php? Act = findpostp Alcohol is not in every home

By the way, there is the opposite problem. the grips are too easy to remove and put on and scroll. In this case, Coca-Cola will help you! Pour some on the handlebars and put on the grips. Cola dries up. grabs tightly. And in order to remove then. water through a syringe. it will dissolve the sugar and everything will be removed easily again) [/ b]

but I would not advise cola. I also read the Internet. put it with cola, the next day I drove all the way, scrolling the grips on each bump. this cola does not dry out (or dissolves the rubber. I have Sram grips). swore for a long time, threw out the grips in the evening and put new ones with plain water. they stand for now, hold on.

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I use the grips on the locks. I’m happy. take off to put on a good grip, and you will be tortured with water. method a is good, but only on thin and soft

We change the grips ourselves

Bicycle handles or grips are specialized attachments that provide a firm grip on the handlebars and a safe ride. They are made, as a rule, from silicone fabric or rubber of varying degrees of hardness.

Medium rubber grips. do not rub your palms, do not slip, provide tight contact with the steering wheel.

Rigid rubber grips. they are more durable and stable, but with poor shock absorption and can rub your palms. When choosing such a model, you should stock up on cycling gloves.

Foam. lightweight, good shock absorption and traction, but short-lived.

Silicone is the most expensive and convenient option: excellent shock absorption, stability, no slip from water.

Ergonomic grips with anatomical grooves are adjusted to the shape of the palm so that the hand is fixed in the correct position and relieves a significant load on the wrist, which is very convenient for long trips. These are premium grips in the most expensive price range.

For better grip on the steering wheel, it is also advisable to use special cycling gloves.

How to remove grips. consider different methods

The problem is that the grips, with prolonged (in principle, any) use, firmly adhere to the handlebars of the bicycle. What to do in this case? This is exactly what will be discussed below.

Another method is similar to the first one. If you do not have a syringe, then you can use a screwdriver by bending it gently so as not to damage the bicycle handlebar, the edge of the grip and splashing water under the rubber band (it is advisable to do this again with a syringe).

Road Bike Handlebar Tape

Road Bike Tape.

If you have a road bike then grips will probably not work for you. We will use in this case a special rubber band.

Removing old grips from a bike

After some time of operation, especially if at least a couple of years have passed, the grips are not so easy to remove from the steering wheel. They seem to stick to a metal surface. In this case, the handle cannot be simply pulled off. And in general, a good grip is unlikely to be pulled off by applying force only along the steering wheel. She must sit firmly on the steering wheel and not scroll.

If the grips are secured to the handlebars with locks (retaining rings), of course remove them first. Unfortunately, there are times when the screws get so attached to them that it becomes very difficult to unscrew them. Sometimes it comes to the point that you just have to cut them off with a hacksaw or file.

It is best to twist it with rotational movements around the steering wheel axis and at the same time pull to the edge.

The sequence of actions in this case is as follows:

  • We fix the bicycle brake cables with strapping tape. This is done so that the cables do not interfere with us when winding the tape around the steering wheel;
  • The left and right handlebars are wrapped with tape clockwise and counterclockwise respectively;
  • There is a small piece of tape in the tape set, which is used to slide it under the brake lever cap. Usually the tape is wide enough that this short length of tape is considered justified. If the tape is narrow, then quite often cyclists pass the section of the brake levers in an eight. throwing the tape alternately in the shape of an eight, wrapping the brake levers in this way. If you have a wide tape, then in this case, an uncomfortable build-up of an extra tape (bulge) may form, which you absolutely do not need. In short, use the very short section of the tape for this;
  • Further. The tape on the other side has a self-adhesive surface. we make a couple of turns of the tape at the very edge of the steering wheel in order to initially fix the tape, and then we begin to wind the tape around the steering wheel tightly and firmly. We also go around the area with the brake lever carefully and slowly, covering our already applied piece of tape with a new layer of tape. We reach the point where the tape breaks and carefully cut it off with scissors;
  • Now it remains only to wind the electrical tape on the cut off area. We lay down the electrical tape in several layers and cut it off. We go through steps 3-5 with the opposite handle of the bike, winding the tape in the opposite direction.
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I would also like to say in pursuit that sometimes some tapes have so-called caps. They are convenient in that they form a single whole with the tape. We put on the cap and start winding the tape. By the way, there are also special soft long grips for road bikes. Which one to think for you, but more often they still use winding tape in such cases. It is convenient to put on such grips with an atmospheric air supply apparatus. But these are usually used only in specialized workshops, so it is better to use the above methods of putting on the grips on the steering wheel.

As a conclusion, I must say that grips are an essential accessory for any bike. Choose this accessory as responsibly as when buying other parts and accessories for your bike and they will serve you faithfully for a long time.

How to remove old pens

Before changing the grips, they must be pulled off the bar, the easiest and most popular method of removal is a soap solution and a syringe.

A syringe needle pierces the old handle along the perimeter, a water-soap solution or liquid soap is poured into the inner cavity, after which it can be pulled or twisted from the steering wheel.

This method is only suitable for soft rubber nozzles, plastic or leather handles are best pulled off with a solvent.

The second method of removal: pry a flat screwdriver under the handle and pour the solvent into the inner area, after which it will easily slide off the surface of the rod (if this does not happen, you need to pour the solvent again).

You can remove the handle with clamps as follows: unscrew the clamps with a hexagon, pull off the attached plastic plugs, pull the handle in your direction and pull off with one jerk. This method requires considerable physical effort.

Also, the handles can be simply cut off with a sharp razor or a clerical knife: make one or several cuts along the entire length and pull off.

After the old nozzle has been removed, you should thoroughly clean the rod from dirt, dry it and only then start installing new handles.

Handlebar tape

Grips are usually not installed on a road bike; for a comfortable and long ride, special rubber wraps are used on the handlebars.

  • First of all (so as not to interfere during operation), the brake cables are fixed;
  • Each side of the rod is wrapped in different directions: along and against the clock (left. to the right, right. to the left);
  • In sets with professional wrapping, there is always a separate piece of tape to fix the palms during the trip;
  • The fixing fabric is laid under the brake mechanism: a narrow tape is wrapped in the shape of a figure eight; a wide tape creates extra volume on the handlebars, therefore, when wrapping it, you need to check and not wind a too large piece;
  • The main winding on one side of the tape is impregnated with a self-adhesive impregnation for fixing: with the adhesive side, make several circles at the edge of the steering wheel, then continue winding the tape tightly pressing it to the bar;
  • Thus, wrap the entire handlebar including the section with the brake lever;
  • After wrapping, cut off excess with a knife.

Long soft attachments are available for road bikes, but before choosing grips, you should clarify the installation method: basically, grips are installed on a road bike in bike shops.

Therefore, if you are planning an independent replacement of the handles, it is better to use a winding tape.

Grips are the main part of a bicycle handlebar, you must approach the choice of a product as responsibly as any other part of the transport.

The material of manufacture should be selected taking into account the peculiarities of the ride, so that problems do not arise during operation.

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It should now slide easily on the handlebars, otherwise add some more solvent.

After removing the old handles, it is a good idea to clean the steering wheel before installing new ones. Use a solvent and be sure to wipe dry the steering wheel.

How to put a grip on a bicycle handlebar

The process of putting the handles on the steering wheel is very similar to removing.

First of all, check the diameter of the grips. they should exactly fit the diameter of the bicycle handlebars. Usually the diameter of the handlebars at the ends is 22.2 mm or 23.8 mm. How to find out the diameter of the handlebars on a bicycle can be read here.

The tighter the grip is put on the steering wheel, the tighter it will hold, it will not spin and slide off the steering wheel.

If your handlebars have locking rings, then to install them, simply put on the grips on the handlebars and tighten the bolts on them.

There is one little secret when putting on the grips: they need to be moistened inside to reduce friction. You can just moisten it with water, water and soap, sunflower oil (only a little bit of it is needed), then the grips will put on the steering wheel much easier. True, with this method, the water from the grip will dry for a long time, sometimes more than a day and it is not advisable to ride a bike all this time.

To avoid this, you can lubricate the steering wheel before putting on the pens with alcohol or any alcohol-containing liquid, even cologne. Then the alcohol will evaporate much faster and you can ride without fear that the handles on the steering wheel will fly off or will scroll.

You can spray hairspray inside the grips and put them on the steering wheel immediately. Then, during putting on, the varnish plays the role of a lubricant, and after drying. the role of glue.

And one more way. If you have very hard grips, you can put them in boiling water for a couple of minutes. After such a bath, they will become softer and can be quickly pulled onto the steering wheel. After cooling, the handles will be firmly attached to the steering wheel.

If you don’t feel like messing around with boiling water, try heating them with a hairdryer.

There is also a method using knitting needles to put on foam grips. We take 3-4 thin knitting needles or hard wires. You can use plastic clamps instead of knitting needles, about five or six. We insert them into the grip evenly around the entire circumference and then simply pull them onto the steering wheel, driving the grip along the spokes like a slide. At the end, we take out the knitting needles and that’s it.