Handbrake grip removal?

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Handbrake grip removal?

Hi,

I'm trying to remove the handbrake grip from my handbrake lever.  I believe it's twist and pull... right?  Any advice welcomed.

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Mark

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I think that's the theory but mine was so firmly attached I had to dremmel a cut down through the plastic and kind of peel it off.

discussed in a thread called

CARBON FIBER HAND BRAKE LEVER ANYONE?

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Large pair of mole grips & force are your friends here to get the handbrake grip off
 

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Do it on a hot sunny day - or after its been in a hot heated garage - or had a fan heater blowing at it.

Soften the plastic, expnd it a bit, and soften any glue in there.

Mine now tends to slide off slowly on warm days . . .

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I find with bicycle handlebar grips, force a well used flat blade screwdriver (nice rounded edges) between rubber and metal. Good squirt of brake cleaner down the side of the screwdriver, pull it out then quickly twist the grip and it should pull off.

My handbrake grip is very tight and takes a lot of force to remove it. Not tried the brake cleaner - next time ;-)

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Thanks JK.  That was me being lazy but I thought even upside down it made the point!

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Mole grips, twist and pull, well glued on, but not difficult to get off. Carbon one in its place

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Thanks all, found an old set of mole grips that I'd forgotten I had.  Microfibre + mole grips and she rotated with ease.

New grip fitted, though that wasn't straightforward either, but it's done.

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Im with Wright payne but added next level, screwdriver, then next to it slide the tube that comes with wd40 cans and a squirt of wd40 then let capillary action work miracles and its off easy as  no force no leverage no risk of breakages used it for years with fragile carbon bike handlebars:)