Switching Handlebars to Trekker/Butterfly
I am having several issues with hand numbness, and neck pain on my longer rides. There seems to be a lot of good things being said about trekker/butterfly bars that will help alleviate these issues and I'm willing to give it a try. However, there are a few questions I need some help with.
1 - I have an older Trek 700 MultiTrack with a Quill stem (picture included). Should I (is it possible) to convert this to the new adjustable threadless system in order to get the proper spacing between the handlebars and the bike?
2 - I have grip shifters on my current handlebar. Will they work on the new handlebar (if I reversed them. 3 speed on right and 7 speed on left)? Or should I get a set of new trigger shifters?
3 - What do you guys recommend to wrap the handlebar with to provide the most comfort?
4 - Is there a particular brand that you recommend?
Thanks in advance for your help.
PS. That is my wife's car in the background not mine