Hello all, i have origin 8 culter 7 http://www.origin-8.com/?page_id=91&...7&cl1=BICYCLES, and have been getting deeper into cycling over the past couple months. One of the few issues i have with my bike is the current handlebars lose comfort after the first couple of miles. I looked into the "cheapest" upgrade, a pair of ergons, but finding the Nexus/Rohloff style for my single shifter is proving to be a pain.
The second option is going for a full on drop bar conversion, which seems doable, but which parts should i go for? should i stick with a cheap shimano sora brifter, or get a barend of some sort? do i need v brakes? will any of this even be worth it in the first place? the general opinion seems to be to just go for a whole new bike, but im on a budget, and most threads seem to be addressing hybrids/mountain bikes. at a loss on this one, so any input is appreciated.