First post in the mechanics thread, please be gentle ...
I did some searches on this topic and read a few posts, but I am still not quite sure what applies to me.
The question. How do I get from this stem:
to something like this stem:
My bike is a newly acquired late 90's Trek 7500 (not sure on exact year though) and it has the rather ugly looking hybrid style stem, and I am looking to replace it with something more 'modern looking', and then swap out the handlebar with a flatter item too.
I am assuming I will have to purchase something like this:
and then add some handlebars?
I have also seen the stem adapters? would this be a sensible option? I am unclear on what work would be required to make the full transition and conversely I am unclear on the pros/cons of using an adapter such as this one:
As you can see i am a little confused. Any help appreciated!