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Handbrake grip removal?


CtrMint

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I find with bicycle handlebar grips, force a well used flat blade screwdriver (nice rounded edges) between rubber and metal. Good squirt of brake cleaner down the side of the screwdriver, pull it out then quickly twist the grip and it should pull off.

My handbrake grip is very tight and takes a lot of force to remove it. Not tried the brake cleaner - next time ;-)

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Im with Wright payne but added next level, screwdriver, then next to it slide the tube that comes with wd40 cans and a squirt of wd40 then let capillary action work miracles and its off easy as  no force no leverage no risk of breakages used it for years with fragile carbon bike handlebars:)

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Timb,

The only problem with WD40 is the oily residue it leaves behind, which needs cleaning off to ensure the grip stays on when you replace it. Brake cleaner simply evaporates away.

I remember my late father re-gripping golf clubs using petrol poured into the new grip so it slid over the new double sided tape on the club.

Ian

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