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    How to change straight handlebars to drop

    I have a single speed road bike with regular straight handlebars. I have drop down bars that I can put on it but I have no idea how to install them on the bike. Can someone help please?

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    If you cant figure that out on your own take it to your LBS (local bike shop) and have them do it
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    That thing that connects your handlebars to your frame has some bolts in it (at least one bolt) that clamp on the handlebars. Unscrew those to remove the handlebars. Insert the new handlebars. Reinsert the bolts. Tighten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    That thing that connects your handlebars to your frame has some bolts in it (at least one bolt) that clamp on the handlebars. Unscrew those to remove the handlebars. Insert the new handlebars. Reinsert the bolts. Tighten.
    Think is, I don't know how to install the brakes on the new handlebars

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    You're going to have to do some homework on this subject, but the first issue you're going to run into is the clamp diameter of your stem might be different than the drop bar. You may have to replace your stem to match the particular drop bar you want. If you end up replacing the stem, you might want to opt for a shorter stem because drop bars will lengthen the reach of your hand positions so you will need to compensate for that. Next are the brake levers which will have to be replaced for drop bar brake levers or cross levers (or both).
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