Installing footrest rubbers

greg brillus

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Ok. what ingenious methods do you all employ to install new rubbers on the footrest hanger pegs..........? How much have you cursed in frustration and pinched skin..........:oops:........... I have been using a small amount of rubber grease and my press which works very well, but trying to do it manually by hand would be a killer................:rolleyes:..............Looking forward to some imaginative replies...........Greg.
 

Bill Thomas

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Hello greg, What about grinding a bit off the big lump on the end, I don't think it needs to be that big, But then it would be non stanard !!. Cheers Bill.
 

Peter Holmes

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Same method for any rubber tubing or similar product, put them in a receptacle containing boiling water for a couple of minutes then with a piece of rag in your hand get pushing and twisting, sounds like a dance craze from the sixties!
 

nkt267

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I put a pin or nail through the end to let the air out as the rubber is pushed on, makes it a bit easier to fit..,John
 

roy the mechanic

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Compressed air with a blow gun fitted with a piece of 3/16 brake pipe fixed on will inflate it , works on hand grips too, both on + off.
 

greg brillus

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Yes I put a pin hole in the end to help the compressed air escape. The rubber is very hard, and even when using the press, it takes a fair bit to start the rubber over the end of the hanger without it going sideways. The rubber grease helps a lot too.......must try the boiling water trick.
 

Garth Robinson

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Yes I put a pin hole in the end to help the compressed air escape. The rubber is very hard, and even when using the press, it takes a fair bit to start the rubber over the end of the hanger without it going sideways. The rubber grease helps a lot too.......must try the boiling water trick.
Greg, try using KY gel,most well endowed young men have a tube on hand.The trouble with silicone grease is that it stays greasy,and the rubber rolls around with foot movement.The KY gel is water based and dries out after a while.
 

nkt267

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The trouble with silicone grease is that it stays greasy,and the rubber rolls around with foot movement.The KY gel is water based and dries out after a while.
I was told to pour petrol into grips and footrest rubbers for the same reason..John
 

mercurycrest

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I was told to pour petrol into grips and footrest rubbers for the same reason..John
I agree, petrol has always worked well for me. Same with handle bar grips. It makes everything slippery and then evaporates in a few minutes.. In a pinch, good ol' spit isn't so bad either.;)
 
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