Hand grip lose on bars

1991 Springer . handlebar grips

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Hand grip lose on bars

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Post by neilw »

I tried contact cement to glue my OEM handle bar grips back on the bars ,but when trying to back my bike up the one grip came lose again.. Does someone know of a better glue I should be using ?
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Re: Hand grip lose on bars

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Post by fenderguitarleo »

No glue at all my friend, get some old fashioned black friction tape and wrap the handle bar as much as needed and push your grip back on. Works great and has been used for decades.

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Re: Hand grip lose on bars

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Hair spray
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Re: Hand grip lose on bars

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Do you live near a golf course? They use a double back tape to keep the grips on snug, perfect for this app.
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kitabel wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:48 pmHair spray
Yep. Used to use hairspray when we were racing BMX bikes as kids.
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Regretfully most products like hair spray along with any modern adhesive or paint does not have the chemicals in it that made it work in the past. Stuff like Barge Cement is a poor excuse for what it was. In the building trades most modern adhesives and fillers fail miserably in short order.
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Re: Hand grip lose on bars

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Post by RooDog »

I have had good results with clear Gorilla Glue, not the amber stuff which is excellent with wood, but the clear stuff, on many applications.
I have not needed glue for my handlebar grips, so I haven't tried the GG there. But it is worth a try. Clean every mating surface with lacquer thinner, acetone, or brake clean. Assemble and leave at least overnight. But don't ever expect to remove those grips in one piece. That is, if they do stick with the GG they will be stuck forever. It's worth a try....
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Post by Raytag »

nmaineron wrote: Wed Aug 09, 2023 5:37 pm Do you live near a golf course? They use a double back tape to keep the grips on snug, perfect for this app.
I`m doing the same.
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Re: Hand grip lose on bars

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Friction tape is available at any hardware or sporting goods store. Commonly used for Hockey Stick grips.
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