MINI GRIPS INSTALL
GUIDE FOR INSTALLING YOUR MAC RIDE MINI GRIPS:
- Different bikes will require different strategies.
- All bikes will require that you remove at least one adult grip and one set of gears/brakes in order to thread the Mini Grips on the handlebars.
- It is likely you will need to remove the handlebars, or at least loosen them, so you can shift the bars left and right to thread the Mini Grips on.
- Typically, mountain bike handlebars have a bulge in the middle that means you have to install 1 Mini Grip on the left side, and one on the right. This means removing both adult grips and both gears/brakes.
- Typically, commuter bike handlebars are thin throughout, and you can remove the bars and feed both Mini Grips on just one side.
- The Mini Grips do stretch, so be careful not to thread them over a bulge that will overstretch/tear them.
- Hairspray is your friend-- when it's wet, it's a lubricant to help remove grips; when it's dry, it's a glue to hold grips in place.
- If in doubt, take the Mini Grips to your bike shop and ask for help.
INSTALLING MINI GRIPS- SUMMARY IMAGES
4. Remove your bars from your stem.Now that your bars are free for the Mini Grips....
4.1 Spray the inside of one Mini Grip with hairspray.
4.2 Quickly slide it on your bars and place it in the ideal spot for your little one.
4.3 Leave it to dry.
4.4 Do the same for the other Mini Grip. (Sometimes, both Mini Grips will feed on from one side. Other times, they will feed on one from each end of the bar, and you will need to loosen your bars to shuggle them left and right for there to be enough remove in the cables to slide off brakes and gears.)
4.5 Leave to dry for 1 minute, then install your gears, brakes and adult grips. If you don't have lock-on grips, use hair spray for your adult grips too.
4.6 Reverse steps to re-install, with hairspray