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Tuesday, August 08, 2006
REMOVING HANDLEBAR GRIPS THE EASY WAY WITH A MIRACLE PRODUCT YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE
Removing grips might sound pretty difficult, but it's not. If you have some lemon furniture polish handy, it's a breeze. Simply spray on a small rod of any kind(a wheel spoke does a pretty good job) it will do. In the images, you see that I'm removing a grip from the outside. If your grip is capped at the end, simply insert your rod from the inside of the grip. Apply some on the handlebar to reinstall grips, it will dry with time and they will seize back in place(just don't put too much).
Lemon furniture polish can be used to clean your bike. Yes it does a great job of everyday cleaning, you'll find that dirt has a harder time to stick to it, it will revive the finish and it will smell great too! Just spray the frame, wipe the dirt off with a clean rag and buff it with another clean soft rag.
Any furniture polish will do, as long as it is with lemon. Why you may ask? Another great thing about the stuff, this is where the lemon part is important, is that it can degrease just about anything. I've managed to remove caked on grease on old chainrings without any problems at all. Just make sure you keep the stuff away from your chain, rims and bearings when you clean your bike with it.
Watch for a complete BMX rebuild article coming this week. Until then, ride safe.