Drop to flat handle bar converstion

Drop to flat handle bar converstion

In this video I took my old garbage find bike and swapped the drop bars for flat ones.

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23 Comments

  1. Story of my life on October 10, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Very soothing and therapeutic build. Enjoyed



  2. John Smithers on October 10, 2020 at 4:07 am

    im doing this wioth my bridgestone



  3. Dorian I on October 10, 2020 at 4:13 am

    cheers! are those the old brake levers? i dont know if they fit horizontally also. thanks



  4. Gary Manning on October 10, 2020 at 4:14 am

    I want to remove my drops on my old road race bike. It has aggressive geometry and I cant comfortably get into the tuck position anymore. Did you use new brake levers in this set up..It looks like you did. What should I use on a straight 600 bar for brake levers. My shifter is on downtube also.



  5. David N. on October 10, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Where do I buy the flat handlebar? I really need this



  6. Edson Edivaldo Borbolla Ruiz A on October 10, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Sweet, flatbars rocks, urban builds often benefit a lot of having them, control is crucial when avoiding cars and peasants.



  7. ocripcurrent on October 10, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Awesome. Although I woulda cut 10cm off the bar – 5 on each side



  8. FuseMedia on October 10, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Looks so much better with the flat bars!



  9. leslie rhodes on October 10, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Good old simple conversion I hope it improves your ride of this bike



  10. Silly Rabbit on October 10, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Do you know what the song’s called?



  11. Saboor Chaudry on October 10, 2020 at 4:24 am

    I laughed out loud at "I got some uh sweeper bars…yeah not gonna use those *throws aside*"
    Edit: I had a question, how did you choose the brake levers, did they have to specifically fit one size bar or were they slightly adjustable (could they fit a 25.4 mm and a 26.0 mm)? Great video!



  12. SDkid605 on October 10, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Cool video;
    brother-in-law dropped a drop down bar bike on me; ( great, thanks dude, just what I needed, another project bike )
    researching how to convert; or not ?? Got plenty of other bikes to ride. Road bikes are just what I didn’t grow up riding.
    Living in the city you need them brakes close at hand – pedestrians & cars, etc.

    That bike looks really sharp after the conversion.
    Great Job and thanks, I think that I learned something that I can use on my Winter project bike.



  13. Eric Maza on October 10, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Looks good thanks for the video.



  14. Marco Panizzo on October 10, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Great video! I like the result in the end and also that gravel road. Could you review or try the Triban 100 from Decathlon (or the newer model rc 100)?



  15. Jeffrey Culpepper on October 10, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Wow. Nice bike find! I swapped my drops to flats years ago on my 1984 Raleigh Grand Sport. Still ride her. I’m the original owner. Great bike.



  16. Alon Elian on October 10, 2020 at 4:47 am

    can you use the same brake lines from the old brakes, or do you need new lines that are compatible with these types of brake levers?



  17. Rui Carvalho on October 10, 2020 at 4:47 am

    I like very much your videos!
    I also have an old Condor, more city style!



  18. Beth .Chastain-Coates on October 10, 2020 at 4:47 am

    I like this video, have you ever tried those sweeper bars? I think you would be able to sit up straighter with those and be more comfortable. Just my thought, maybe you prefer to not sit up straighter?



  19. The Bike Hippie on October 10, 2020 at 4:47 am

    One thing I notice about your videos compared to mine is your quality edits and clear footage.. Adding the music is a nice touch.. Good job man!



  20. CykelSierra on October 10, 2020 at 4:52 am

    You could put some compact drop bars. Worked wonders for me, the reduced reach and shallower drop gave me so much comfort I can go several minutes on the drops no problem.



  21. PandaBall Social on October 10, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Where are you at? The setting is beautiful!



  22. josh prause on October 10, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Have a old Trek 100 I’ve thought of doing something similar with. Great video as usual.



  23. Mark Marlatt on October 10, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Was trying to go drop bars on my 93 giant iguana. Ended up adding drop bar ends to the straight bar. Didnt use them much so switched to some of those bars that sweep back and I love it. Similar situation but a little reversed. Nice bike!