I recently bought an off the shelf 09 Brompton M3 - I chose the M over the S for the wider gear range but I'm really not a fan of the M bars for the riding position and less importantly the aesthetics. I've seen some of the weird and wonderful mods from people like Littlepixel but was wondering if at the cheaper end of the scale I could just fit some cut down 2" riser bars to get a slightly improved position. has anyone tried this and how did it affect the ride, handling etc.?
or would it make more sense to buy an S stem and sell on my M stem and bars?