Ok, well I have an old bike that I am completely rebuilding. It is a flat bar and I am pretty sure that I can convert it to a drop. It uses the type of shifters shown here: Trigger Shifter and the basic brake levers that are bolted onto the handle bars. I plan on buying these drop down bars: Handlebars Now, my question is, could I just mount the break/shifting components onto those bars? I have enough cable on the bike for it to reach. Would there be any problems with this?
Leader LD-735TR, Mercier Kilo tt, 3Rensho pursuit(not complete)
The shifter might work as older components used material which are pliable and can be made to fir the bars. Your only problem might be some surface scratching on the bars as you work them up. The brake levers will not work as they are meant for Mountain bike bars(different diameter than Road bars). If you want to run brake levers similar to those look into getting cyclo-cross levers (cross top levers) or a set of road brake levers.