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I received my Cty-Speed last week and immediately set to work. When I test rode at the dealer I couldn’t abide the straight MTB bars. I have On-One Mary bars on my MTB’s and drop bars on my fat bike. I talked to TRP about the brakes. I had wanted to put drop bars on it but there are limitations with compatibility. Since it’s supplementing my singlespeed commuter with priest bars I wanted something different. The Surly Moloko bars are heavy but on an ebike shouldn’t be an issue.
I also run my brakes reversed. That required some significant disassembly. Installing a longer lines to reach the new positions was straightforward. Minor modifications were made to the headset spacers and steer tube to get the lines and wires out of the stem.
It rained all day so I haven’t gotten out on it yet. Tomorrow possibly for a shakedown before commuter duty Monday.
Oh, and since I get thirsty riding I added a side-mounting bottle cage on the storage box door. a 5mm thick aluminum plate is tapped to allow for three cage bolts through the plastic.
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Wow you did a great job by the looks of things. You must be quite handy with bikes. Really good idea on the water bottle holder. I know the door on my step-thru pops open really easy without even unlocking it, I still love your mod though.
 

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This looks great, I've been thinking about replacing the stock bars with something like the VeloOrange Milan or Tourist bar--bars with a bit of rise + sweep but still on the narrow side.

Am I correct in assuming that, since the new bars are hollow, all I'd need to do to the handlebars is drill a larger hole at the clamp and two smaller ones near where I want my brake levers? Then unplug controller/uncouple brake levers, bleed brakes, remove stock bar, fish electric+hydraulic tube thru the new bar, and then install new bar/reconnect everything?

Those VeloOrange bars I found also have a narrower clamp diameter so I'd have to drill out any shims I'd pick up with the bars. Or maybe I'll look for similar geometry bars with the correct clamp diameter to keep things as simple as possible.
 
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