ok, i screwed the pooch on this one.
i did my normal way of fixing things by buying a few things and eyeballing the rest of it and thinking it will work out. once again, this is going to cost me a fair amount of money to fix and i will be without my favorite bike (the specialized) for a few weeks.
here are the original bars, normal mountain bike bars:
i removed them to install some cool guy crazy road bike looking bars because i want to make my hybrid into a universal bike that i can go ride with the local group on the weekends with but still run to the mall on. i am also putting racks on this but those are going to hold for a while now
anyways, i removed the bars, test fit the new bars (see pic) \/
love the look and feel and started taking off the old grips to temporarily put the brakes and grip shifters on this bar so i could still use my bike. i had eyeballed the bars and thought they were close enough to be able to open the mount up on the shifter/brakes to slide on but, NO-GO, these are not at all going to slid on.
SANTA MARIA!!!! i knew i was going to do this. this is exactly why i am so hesitant to make mods to stuff because every time i do it, even when i actually measure and prepare properly, something is not right and i am without whatever i am working on for some stupid extended amount of time because i cannot figure out how to make my mod work and i have to redo and reinstall all new stock parts.
so, i am now at that point in the mod where i screwed some crap up and have to ride the road bike all the time now. even when i am doing fun rides with my nine year old. we do all the long fun riding through sand and gravel curb hopping riding through grass rides and the road bike will definitely not be able to handle that.
i need help finding which brakes and shifters will work with the shifting parts on the bike already.
here is what specialized says is on my bike:
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera top-swing
Shifters: shimano grip shift
Brakes / Brake Levers: Specialized alloy linear-pull brakes / SRAM IBS levers
help me out guys, what parts do i need to buy to get my bike back on the road?
diameter of new bar:
writing on old bar: