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Vintage Road bike: Can I change drop handlebars to swept-back handlebars

Old 08-03-15, 08:29 PM
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Old 08-03-15, 08:41 PM
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Old 08-03-15, 09:53 PM
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Here's mine. It's about to go back to drop bars though, since I don't like the combo of a steep road head tube, and no weight on the front tire. A technomic stem might help out, so you can get enough elevation, depending on your fit. This bike looks awesome, but a little scary on the handling and needs more hand positions for my taste. I also like this bike's look better with drops.,,,,BD

Yeah, I will need to change the saddle too. too wide for drops.

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Went to the co-op yesterday hunting some more North Road bars, as I just used my last set completing a conversion. In my case, the only other change was a set of brake levers.

On mixte type bikes like yours, a conversion to north road bars is very common. I just picked up two more mixtes last night. If I had any more North Road bars, I would convert them both.
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Sorry, I have been super busy this week. I took the bike to another shop this morning because it was close and got a quote for $150 because it was difficult. Anyway, I am going to check out 718cyclery in Brooklyn that edsall78.

Hopefully pics of my new conversion will come soon!
Handlebar plus new brake levers plus grips plus cables & possibly housings (and stem if needed), plus shop labor....sounds within the realm of reasonable to me
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