I am converting an old-school mountain bike to a hybrid-type bike. The bike is a Bridgestone MB-3 I bought new in 1994. This is a steel-framed mountain bike with a rigid fork. I donít really ride this bike off road any more. Most riding is on paved surfaces or hard-packed dirt paths. So Iím making some changes to get it to be more comfortable for my riding style.
So far I have replaced the seat with a more ergonomic/comfortable saddle. That has been a great help. Next, I replaced the wide knobby-type tires with Continental Town and Country tires. Great improvement Ė the bike is now faster, quieter, and smoother.
My only complaint now is too much of my weight is on my wrists. Itís uncomfortable after a half hour and really uncomfortable after 3 hours. My guess is I simply need to raise the handlebars so more of my weight is on my seat instead of my wrists. Does that sound correct?
If that is the case, what is the least expensive way to do so? Bike has a threaded headset and I already moved it to the top of the range but itís still too low since half my weight is on my wrists. Would a device like this be what I need?
Iíd love feedback. The more the better!