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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 ...


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I had the same issue on my Specialized Allez - after completing a ride, it was stiff turning the bars to the left - turning the bars right was fine. But after wiggling the bars left and right, the stiffness would subside. I then read another thread that suggested the following: (a) untighten / loosen the steerer cap bolt (b) slightly loosen the stem bolts (c)...


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