I have been riding for the last 2 months on a "converted" Diamond Back Sorrento mountain/hybrid bike. The conversion is simply a pair of performance slicks and bar tape wrapped around the bar ends. Using the bar ends is more comfortable than using the bar and puts me in a lower position. The problem with the ends is that after the ride, my hand cannot grasp with enough force to use an eye dropper and I cannot move my pinkie away from my ring finger. This all happens only on my right hand. I am right handed so I imagine that I lean more on it. I ride for 1.5 hours about 20 miles per day. When I buy a real bike I would like to get one that will last me a while (apx $2k). For personal reasons, I would like to keep as much money in the bank as possible right now and hold off buying. I would like to buy something in about two months. Questions: Has anyone had similar symptoms? Should I be concerned? Should I speed up my plan to buy a road bike?