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Old 08-30-12, 12:25 PM   #1
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Road shifter/mountain der for Bianchi Project 5

I was gifted an early 90's Bianchi Project 5 (one of the first 29er-esque bikes made). It has a nice lugged cro-mo frame with flat bars and friction shifters. It has an Alivio 7 speed der in back and I'd like to fit it with drops and put some cyclocross tires on the 700 wheels to make sort of a poor man's cross bike.

The two options I'm considering are moving the thumb shifters to the top of some older drops I have and putting on some road levers or buying a cheap 7 speed brifter off eBay (I know the old stuff isn't cheap but there is a Sora version bouncing around for about $35). What are the errors in my thinking? Other options that would work better?
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Old 08-30-12, 01:47 PM   #2
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Should work with either a 7-speed Sora or RSX brifter.
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A Project 5? any pics? you don't see too many of those. It may be heavy for compitition cross bike but for a cross bike to run around on it should be a good bike.
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