Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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A tandem is probably the only type of bike for which it might be worthwile. But still, you will need a new stem, a new handlebar, new shifters and new brake handles.
There might be one or two cheaper options to consider.
1. If you are OK with drop bars, but just find them too low, raise your stem or get a stem with a very long quill. I have a Zoom stem raised so it shows about 100-110 mm of quill. If you have a threadless headset, there is a way to get a riser too.
2. Or you may get moustache handlebars. Some like them and many hate them, it seems. They look like old-fashioned "straight" bars, but accept your brakes and shifters.