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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:27 pm 
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My main bike is a 2016 Specialized Tarmac, so all modern. Previous bike is a 2001 Trek 2200. I am wanting to put new bars (same as on Tarmac) on the old Trek, but as a rookie at this, ran into issues.

The new Specialized bars won't fit into the Trek/Icon Graphite Series stem, they are too thick. So, a new stem would be required. My question is will I need to buy a new headset as well for the modern stem?

My goal is just to achieve a similar feel with the bars using the Trek as a rain/indoor trainer bike. It currently doesn't get used otherwise. As is, the old bars are too wide, drops too deep, and stem a bit long for my liking.

Trying to do this the cheapest way possible since it is a secondary bike, hence weight/aesthetics are not my main concern.

Here are pics of the bars (new on left), stem, headset for reference.


Thank you for any insights/opinions/suggestions! I am learning a lot in this community and appreciate it greatly.ImageImageImage


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Hi,

I'm not an expert but I think something like this:

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor.html

And then you can use a modern stem and bars...

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:09 pm 
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The VO one has awful stack height because they tried to go for that "elegant" (ahem) reverse volcano spacer taper. It's also on the long size because they're the sort of people that like bars above the saddle.

You can pick up heavy UNO compact 25.4mm (you really should use a shim to get it up to 26.0mm road size) road bars for $20 on eBay though.

A converter might still be the better option as short reach bars change your reach, so you might need to swap stems anyways.

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