3D printed bike grips

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About this device
Improved bike grip.jpeg
Keywords 3D printing, bicycle, bike handle
Uses transportation, hobbyism
Authors Spencer Allen
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Designed in United States
Affiliations MOST
Materials Plastic
Cost USD $ 1.13
SDGs SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files http://web.archive.org/web/20160116192025/http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1182769/
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Improved 3d Printed Bike Grips[edit | edit source]

Project developed by Spencer Allen [1]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

This project is a an attempt to improve upon the bicycle grip found here:Handlebar grips. This design features a substantially better gripping surface than the previous design.
Improved bike grip.jpeg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

This bike handle is designed to be 3d-printed. It has been tested using standard PLA, but should work with any other standard printing material.

Design files can be found here: [2]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

A MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer Is sufficient to create this part.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

This part took me about 3 hours to print, and that was me being lazy with the print settings. It could probably be printed much faster. The part is designed to be friction fit, but with some slight modifications to the .scad or the .stl it could be made to be set screw or otherwise attached.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

The cost of this part depends on your filament supplier and infill settings, but for reference the part pictured above cost me $1.13 in plastic (45g at $25/kg).

I find comparable commercial bike grips like | this one cost about $6 (and seem much less sturdy), so the estimated cost savings for this project are $4.87 or around 80%.