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Old 08-24-12, 05:18 AM
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Handlebar advice

Hey all,

I'm pretty new to the whole forum thing so be gentle. I have a Carrera Subway ladies bike, which I love but I was wondering if it is possible to change handlebars on this sort of bike. Iím looking to get the more road like handlebars with the under curve. I would have to get a new stem for this I believe to mount the handlebars but is this even advised? as how would I mount the brake leavers and gears? I have SRAM speed triggers if that helps...

Please let me know if this is something that is possible to change or whether it's a case of keeping the straight handlebars.

Thanks,
Robyn
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Old 08-24-12, 07:56 AM
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It is possible, but may cost more then the entire bike.
You may have to change the brakes, cables and shifting controls.
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Old 08-24-12, 08:07 AM
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As 10 Wheels, it's not worth the cost, the Subways are nice bikes, but just to get the shifters will be over a third the cost of the orginal bike, if yours has discs, you will need new calipers, as the calipers won't work with the STI levers, the same would apply for v-brakes, drop bars, new cables, etc, the cost of your ideal will soon be more than the original cost of the bike.

For the same cost you could pick up a complete bike from the Carrera brand like this http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165710
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Hey Guys,

Thank you very much for the advice, might need to look into getting a new bike then to save on costs and time.

Thanks again
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