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How to Remove Bike Handlebar Grips

Remove your handlebar grips in just a few minutes with these tips.


  • Step 1: Remove plugs Remove the handlebar plugs first. Then loosen the brake and shift levers and slide them toward the middle of the bar.
  • TIP: If you are not going to reuse the grip, cut it off with a utility knife.
  • Step 2: Slide screwdriver Slide the screwdriver between the end of the grip and the handlebar and life up the grip. Then squirt a liberal amount of spray lubricant or rubbing alcohol into the space between.
  • Step 3: Wiggle grip Wiggle and pull the grip out and away from the handlebar. Use an air compressor under the grip if you're unable to get it off.
  • Step 4: Install new grips Install your new grips. Slide them over the handlebars the same way you slid the old ones off.
  • FACT: The starting point of the Tour de France was held outside French borders for the very first time in 1954.

You Will Need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Spray lubricant
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Air compressor
  • Utility knife (optional)

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