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Old 10-22-13, 01:25 PM
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Question Need help in fitting grips with bar-ends.

Firstly, the only reason I am posting this here is because I have a hybrid, so this section seems somewhat appropriate, not that the question even matters with the type of bike

Anyway, The handlebars in question are riser and the shifters are revo, so you can guess, there is barely any space to fit anything, as right after the shifters there is the brake lever then the bend in the bar thus making it impossible to push the shifter in any further. I just got these bar-ends with grips,
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rubbe...709310369.html

Problem is the grips with bar-ends are about 5 inch in length, while the remaining space on the bar is 3 inch

So... Do I run the chance of breaking the bar-ends if I leave the last 2 inches without any support of the aluminum bar?

The other theoretical option I can think of is to cut off the last 1.5 inch with a very hot knife maybe? Its rather strong very thick plastic under the rubber, so I am hoping for a hot knife to do the trick, but need to know if this is even an option I should consider?

And finally, hit me with suggestions
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The reason you are having problems is because you bought the wrong grips. There are specific grips made for twist shifters. Check out the link below.
https://www.amazon.com/Ergon-Handle-G.../dp/B006SZDG1Q
It comes in two versions, regular or gripshift, which is what you need.
If it were me, I wouldn't try to modify what you have. I would either return them or hold onto them in case you ever buy another bike. You need to get the right grips.
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Originally Posted by deerfly View Post
The reason you are having problems is because you bought the wrong grips. There are specific grips made for twist shifters. Check out the link below.
https://www.amazon.com/Ergon-Handle-G.../dp/B006SZDG1Q
It comes in two versions, regular or gripshift, which is what you need.
If it were me, I wouldn't try to modify what you have. I would either return them or hold onto them in case you ever buy another bike. You need to get the right grips.
I am from Pakistan, when buying cycle gear, we dont have that much of an option and getting things from amazon etc adds a ton more to shipping cost making the price shoot sky high (and then not even all products are shipped here, and the custom charges which add even more). Barely any website offers free shipping. These grips are my only choice while staying within a budget. So, considering modifying or using as is, which would be the best option? The extra 1.5 to 2 inch outward from the handlebar or cutting it?
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Old 10-23-13, 07:01 PM
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Not looking like any real Ergon Grips Ive seen..

website https://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/home#

but using other brand names for (not even close) copies is not rare.


Just offer the Obvious : if they're too long , cut some off..

measure the space available on the bars . then depth of the grips ..

So... Do I run the chance of breaking the bar-ends if I leave the last 2 inches without any support of the aluminum bar?
more than risk, ... it is a certainty .. something will break..

Look for a different handle bar you can move the grip shifters towards the center more,
that 2+ inches , so you can have the whole grip on the bars..

perhaps something with few bends.
a different bar might be easier to salvage, off another old disused bike.

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