So I'm loving my fixie conversion, but the drop bars aren't quite cutting it on the climbs which are a regular part of my commute, and I'm thinking bullhorns are going to be the best setup for this bike.
The thing is I'm pretty sure that in order to switch bars, I'll also probably need a new stem and a brake lever, and that's where I could use some advice.
I've got the original 1" bars, stem, and weinman brake lever on there now. for the stem I could use a modern threadless style sem with a quill adapter, but I think I would rather go with a quill stem for aesthetic reasons. I'm not sure about the length though. The current one is roughly 90mm, but I'm not sure if I shouldn't go with a different length for bullhorn bars. Shorter?
then there is the brake question. I run the front brake on the righht because that's how I'm used to it from motorcycling. I know "Aero levers" that go in the bar ends are popular, but I'm thinking I probably won't want the brake much when I'm on the ends of the bars, so I'm thinking either a BMX, or cyclocross lever might be the thing.
I'm planning on using the bars pictured below on the bike pictured below. I'd welcome any suggestions for stem and brake lever. thanks.