Re: smelly handgrips
Might be some compound of formaldehyde to help speed the curing process of the rubber/vinyl/latex/plastic/unthinkable concoction they use to make the grips.
Didn't you read the warning on the end of the grips...."No smell"? Well, I guess that could cause some confusion.....
(I also enjoyed the Harbor Freight reference! Hadn't really thought about it before, but it's spot on.)
You're never lost until you run outa gas.