So I have a flat bar road bike and want to install drops and road style brakes only on it. Is it possible to leave the current shifters in place and still do this? A few questions:
1. Could you recomend a specific model of drops to get at the bike shop? What is the standard length of regular drop bars? I currently have a 25.4 size stem clamp on my bike (I think 26 is standard for road bikes though).
2. Could you recomend a basic road lever to get? I currently have "linear pull" style brakes. Are there any other parts I need to get to convert the brake system?
3. I have Shimano Sora front and rear derailleurs. How expensive would it be to convert the shifting system also? It was just a $600 bike to begin with. Could I possibly just leave the current shifters as they are?
Thanks for your time.