I recently dug my dad's Bianchi Advantage from the garage. It's maybe a 1995, but is basically brand new. It's gone maybe 10 miles total. Nice bike, but I hate how "Sunday cruiser" it feels. I was hoping to use it this winter so as to not ruin my nicer road bike in crappy weather. So, what do you all suggest for changing it up? It has huge riser bars with grip shifters (which I hate). So I guess basically, any suggestions on smaller flat bars (I ride in the city so wide is no good), and also how would I make the switch from grip shifts to rapid fire or something like that? I am OK at doing basic wrenching on my bike. is this above my level though??
oh also, it has older center pull brakes with the yoke wire. Should I consider replacing those with newer brakes??