This is probably a real simple issue but I'm having trouble.
I have a Trek 820. It looks similar to this.
It came with Oasis handlebar grips, which look similar to this.
And I bought these bar ends locally (and have opened the packaging).
So I go, thinking I'll pull the plugs off the ends of the handlebars, slide the shifters and grips further in, install the bar ends, put the plugs back in and be good to go.
Only, the plugs look like they are part of the grips. What? I try to pull the plug off but the grip stretches with it. The thing won't budge. I'm not sure if it's just been years and they're tight on each other or what.
Is that normal? Is it just cheap or something? Or am I doing something wrong?