My wife recently bought a used Novara Randonee. She had been riding a hybrid, so is not used to the drop bar ergonomics. I think she will want me to convert the bars to an upright position (she is already hinting).
I already have a set of Nashbar trekking bars, but would need to replace her brifters with some type of flat bar shifters/brake levers. Her Randonee has Shimano RSX components. Based on date code on derailleur, I believe it is 1996 vintage (7 speed). I kind of like the Deore DX rapid fire brake lever/shifter combos on my Trek 950.
I hate to remove the brifters, but thats where I am headed. I am not opposed to used pieces/parts, as the bike is 12 years old anyway.
And I want to keep the indexing in place on the RSX derailleurs.