I have a 2006 Schwinn Mesa GSD, which I recently roadified (though on a very tight budget, I'm only 15, don't have a job yet.) Anyway, that's done, but the only thing that's bothering me is the handlebars. I bought Origin 8 road ends, and I put them on, but now my handlebars look really funny, with long MTB handlebars and drops at the end. Unfortunately, my shifters and brake levers won't go any farther toward the center, so I can't cut off any significant amount of my handlebars.
So my 2 solutions are to either
A. find a handlebar that doesn't get fatter until the very center
B. use alternate solutions for my brake levers and shifters (bar end shifters, road brake levers, maybe?)
Please help me find a solution that is on the cheap side, I don't have much money to spend. (I can afford up to $50, but the absolute max is $100) I'm hoping to chop off an inch off each side.
Anyway, the sticky said to tell where I live. I live in Cupertino, which is near San Jose, which is in the Bay Area, and if you still don't know where that is, it's in North California.
Origin 8 road ends
My bike (spent under $100 for the "roadification". It sucks, I know, but I'm faster than all my friends now ) Can you see my really awkward handlebars?
The reason for the mirror is because I was hit by a car 2 years ago, and my dad doesn't want that happening again.
If it helps, my shifters are SRAM sx4 and my brakes are Hayes mechanical disc mx2. I have 24 speeds, and my rear derailleur is SRAM sx5.