Re: [CR] Love is in the air!


Example: Framebuilders

Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 10:42:13 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Love is in the air!
From: Doug Fattic <fatticbicycles@qtm.net>
To: 'Classic Rendevous' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 07:25:37 -0500 On 11/19/07 1:01 AM, "d-gordon@sbcglobal.net" <d-gordon@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I have a pair of grips that I need to take off without ruining them. Any
> ideas on that? I was thinking about sticking something under like a blunt
> screwdriver and then spraying some soapy water in there to make it slippery
> and then working around it, spraying again. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Dee Gordon
> Los Angeles

Dee,

A shot of air via a pneumatic hose might help expand the grip a bit. Watch your pressure though.

Mike Schmidt Stirling, NJ USA

Dee,

I do what Mike does and use compressed air to get stubborn grips off. I stick the nose of my blow off gun into the end of the grip and usually that creates a layer of air that allows the grip to come off. Of course I'm assuming you have access to an air compressor. I've had bad luck spraying a variety of substances including soapy water.

Doug Fattic
Niles, Michigan, USA