I want SRAM grip shifters---is it possible with this bike?etc.
I recently bought a used 2005 Marin Hawk Hill in great condition. I'd like to keep the frame, but slowly upgrade this bike. I want to change the shifters, which are Shimano Alivio, to Sram grip shifters(this is what I prefer). Is this possible at all? I know that there is sometimes a problem with Shimano and Sram compatability. The rear der. is Shimano Deore and the front is Shimano Alivio. I'd also like to upgrade these. Do I need to go with Sram or Shimano componentry if it is possible to make my shifting sram grip shifting?
Next, I'd like to upgrade the brakes. It's aluminum linear pull-brakes. I'd like to upgrade to disc. How do I know if the frame is compatible for this? Does anyone know if a Marin Hawk Hill 05 can be upgraded to discs.
Any other upgrades one would suggest? I'm new to bike mechanics, but I plan on learning as I go with the park tools website, a book, and help from you guys.
Thanks for any and all advice. I really do appreciate it all.