A while back I crashed the bike, and I've been doing it up in piecemeal fashion. When I came to replace the scratched handlebar weights, I found the internal bar had snapped, at the location of the blue arrow on the picture.

The remaining portion of the bar didn't hold the shiny new weight - the weight would loosen and fall out whilst riding. So I purchased a whole new bar.

Old vs New Internal Weight Bar enter image description here

Seems simple enough, but I've found the new bar doesn't fit. It's too long. It sticks out by about an inch.

But it's the same length as the old bar? Yes.

So I tried the old bar back in, and that doesn't fit either. Now that makes no sense, because it obviously fitted before the crash.

There is nothing stuck up inside the hollow of the handlebar.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Either explain what might be happening, or suggest a fix, or suggest what might be wrong?

New Bar Sticks Out enter image description here

Size Comparison External enter image description here

Nothing Inside Hollow of Handlebar enter image description here


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Looks like that split ring compresses when the weight bar is pushed in the handle bar which then keeps it in place. Have you tried tapping it in with a rubber mallet or something similar?

  • I removed the rubber gommit (on the far left in the first picture) in order to remove "effort" from the equation. The bar slides in and out easily without that grommit (but doesn't stay in) so when it stops, it stops - and I assume it is hitting up against the final "wall" inside the hollow.
    – Stewart
    Sep 13, 2016 at 11:52
  • Dammit! How stupid do I feel! I removed the split ring as well as the grommit, and it just slides right in, all the way! Doh! :/
    – Stewart
    Sep 13, 2016 at 12:01

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