Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Bikes: 1998 Trek 7000, 2007 Surly Crosscheck, 2008 GT Peace 9r Multi
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Customizing my CX - newbie please help
Looking for some advice as I attempt to customize my CX bike. First, I don't race the bike and don't plan to, so I want to modify some things to make it more comfortable for me. What I'd really like to do is to remove the road bars and put on some old school aero mtn. bike bars (the kind that look like flat bar with bar ends attached). To do so, I know I'm going to have to change out the shifters since I have Tiagra STIs right now. I'd like to go with mtn. rapid fire shifters, but I only have 2 chain rings. Can I do this? Is there a specific shifter that is made for dual chain rings rather than the standard 3 chain ring setup? Any other problems you all can foresee?
I appreciate the help. I have some repair experience, but not too much.