I just got "KLOUD ® Black gel comfort and anti-slip soft bike" handlebar grips for my girlfriend's bike and I was wondering if there are any legitimate methods for making the grips fit any better. They are completely loose even when both Allen bolts are tightened all the way. I had this problem with the old grips that were on it and I just layered the handlebars with duct tape and that worked for a while but had to be re-done every now and again. Is there a way for me to fix this looseness with something a little more professional than duct tape?
For "professional" shims, use strips of metal cut from a beer or soda can. They are actually made of very thin, high quality aluminum and make great shims.
Shims under grips?? Maybe the grips should be smaller. I always had to huff and puff to get my grips on.
IMO if you must, tape is better............
Never Give Up!!!
Well I didn't even know that shims existed to begin with (I'm brand spankin new at bike building) so I Googled what kind I should get. All of the shims only went as small as 22.2mm and my handlebar is smaller than that. I even went up to the local bike shop and asked the guy there and he said he had never seen bike handles this small before and he never recommends using shims. I guess I'm just going to return them and try and find some that are skinny enough but what do I look for if mine are smaller than 22.2mm?