In this quick, 3 minute repair I demonstrate how you can replace your handlebar grips. These grips need replacing when they start to fade. It’s a nice, cheap upgrade (£15 – £25) you can do yourself that will provide a more comfortable feel for your hands.
The repair is taken from the Bike Doctor App for the iPhone and Android that I co-created.
What you’ll need to replace handlebar grips:
- Allen key – should already have this!
- New grips – in the video I’m testing out the Ergon Grips which give a decent upgrade to your comfort and put less strain on your wrists.
- Hairspray which is used as glue for old handlebar grips
- WD-40 – if the handlebar grips can’t be loosened by hand
- Screwdriver – again only needed if the handlebar grips are struggling to come off
Why you may want to replace handlebar grips:
- If you fancy giving your bike a bit of a trendier look
- If your old grips are starting to crumble in your hands
- If you buy new handlebar grips that provide better comfort
Related bike repair instructions:
Once you’ve tackled replacing handlebar grips you may want to look at these:
- Repair your bike using your iPhone
- How to clean your bike
- Which part of your bike should you lubricate?
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