I bought streamers for my kids bikes:


How do I attach them? I was told I just need to push them through the holes on the sides of handlebars but they seem to be too narrow for this. Pictures attached:

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Do I need to make the white plastic things thinner? Do I need to open or widen the hole on the handlebars somehow?

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If the grips are rubbery, the streamers should push in, though some force will be needed. That tight fit is necessary as there's only friction to stop them falling out again.

I certainly wouldn't cut the grips, but if you're really struggling, shaving the end of the plastic plug so it's more tapered will be all you need to do as once it's started you can push quite hard. That assumes the grips have a hole at all, as pictured. Most do on kids' bikes but some don't (e.g. the ones I put on my daughter's bike that came off my mtb)

It's a few years since I fitted streamers, but I didn't have my full tools with me at the time, and didn't have too much trouble.

  • 4
    Concur - any more-permanent mounting could cause injury, whereas a friction fit will just fall out rather than injuring someone.
    – Criggie
    Apr 12, 2021 at 12:15
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    Dipping the bar-end in some hot water for a couple of minutes will make it softer and the 'pin' goes in easier.
    – Carel
    Apr 12, 2021 at 13:58

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