Modifying a handle bars on a mtn bike into drop bars for touring. Anyone Done it?
After talking with Chris about touring bikes on our metric yesterday, he mentioned some simple changes I could do on my mtn bike commuter so it is more touring friendly. One thing that caught my eye was was the changing of the straight bars to drop bars. One thing that was a negative for me using my mtn bike as a touring bike was the fact that the straight handle bars did not allow many hand positions, something I really need. Even though I have bar end grips, it is just not enough hand position options for me.
So anyone ever take the straight handle bars and changed it out to drops bars? How was the feel of making the change? Did you like it?