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Originally Posted by zammykoo View Post
carleton I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I wanted to see how the handlebars have been holding up. Do you still like it? Is there anything you would do differently now that you have spent some time with the mod?

I recently picked up the exact same 300PT secondhand and want to do the same mod. I could just buy a set made for it, but that price is very steep considering I paid a just little more than that for the entire bike. I don't have access to a welder so I'd have to source one if I took the path of doing this mod. I have a spare drop bar and tape ready to go, so I just need this modded stem and I'd be good to go.
My setup is still doing great. The only complaint I've heard was from a shorter rider who had a hard time getting the bars low enough for his tastes.

The drop bars from CycleOps won't work for this trainer as you won't have anywhere to mount the wire and friction lever to adjust the friction on the flywheel. Those bars are made for machines that have the friction knob on the top tube (in later models). So, you must use the setup as described above.

I'm pretty sure you can find a welder in any city. Just look for a shop that works on exhausts/mufflers. They all require welding to install. If you take the welder the pipe, I'm sure they can make it happen for a few bucks. Maybe print out this thread, too.

The guy that did it for me was a bike frame builder. So, if you have one of those around, that person can do it, too.
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