Old, SLOW bike rider! ;)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Bikes: 1993 Mongoose Switchback MTB
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Timber_8's set up is way cooler than mine, I used the stock cables and casing so I couldn't get my shifter/brake levers closer to the edge, (may have the shop, shorten the cables and housing at a later date and add regular grips like Timber_8 did), for now it's just the tape. with standard MTB bars, the stem was actually "too long" for me, changing to the trekking bars made the stock stem much more usable as the bars come back to the rider a lot more, ymmv. One other good thing is that IF I do off road (dirt paths), it still feels like a "straight MTB bar" as it's set up, now I just have 3 more hand positions for the "road/touring riding"
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
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