This setup is called "tiller steering" and comes to the road from boating.
a 1904 car from overhead, showing the tiller in a "turn left" position, which means pushing the steering handle to the right.
This is simply different to a conventional stem setup, and is not inherently less safe or less stable. It is quite different in terms of riding, so its ...
So far 700 kms using Triban 100 (L size), I'm 175 cms.
I feel L is good..
Though store helper suggested me M size, i chose L.. and feeling it's a good choice. Meanwhile i also tried M in the store after few hundreds on L.. and confirmed L is the perfect choice.
And mine it's straight bar..
The frame model is an influencer of riding conform which you mentioned later in your comment.
I'm looking for MTB or Hybrid. I'm 27 and my height is just below average ;)
My suggestion for you is to take it simple by going to a store which offers bikes for test and then test the following before confirming the buy.
Test the three 17, 17.5 and 18
I think your best bet is buying a new child's bike off Craigslist, one with gears. Adding gears to an existing bike will likely cost more than a decent used bike and will not likely end up problem free.
I have an 8 year old and we just got her a new bike with gears, we live in an area that is quite hilly. She has a 24" hybrid bike (road tires with upright ...
Like cmaster mentioned, fitting internal gear hub (even 7-speed) wouldn't be too difficult. It would consist of:
Rebuild the wheel around the internal geared hub. This is possible to do at home with basic equipment, takes a few hours to learn but in my experience is quite easy and there are many tutorials online. For a light-use bike, spoke tensiometers and ...
If you are absolutely set on converting the bike, use an internal gear hub (IGH). There are IGHs with three gears (the usual kid's first IGH), and there are IGHs with seven gears (suitable for many adults), and both of them are cheap when bought second-hand. The last IGH I bought was a seven gear with coaster brake which I got second hand for 25 Euros from ...