Re: removing handle bar grips
For installing or removing hand grips, alcohol works best.
To install a grip, pour a small amount of alcohol into the grip. Swish it around a little bit and quickly slid the grip on the handle bar. The alcohol will quickly evaporate leaving the grip firmly in place.
To remove a grip, pour 4 oz's of vodka, shaken not stirred into a wide glass. Add 2 drops of vermouth, with 1 green olive. Drink the whole glass down in one gulp taking care not to choke on the olive, and then quickly rip the grip off with your bare hands. In case of failure on the first try, repeat this procedure as many times a necessary to either achieve success, or till losing interest in getting the grip off.