I Put some drop bars on my '87 Diamond Back Apex, for my first drop bar conversion. The bike has some interesting features, such as Huret downtube shifters, bio-pace chainrings, a u-brake, XT-pedals, and 1.5" Schwalbe Marathon's. Just finished this project this evening and I probably won't ride it for a couple days do to the fresh snow that's been falling all day. I rode this bike a few thousand miles in it's flat bar form as a commuter and trail rider. I thought I'd finally admitted it's 18" frame was a little small for me so I'd robbed some of its components for another project, a drop to flat bar conversion on a road bike. Then it occurred to me that the drop bars I took off of the other project would fit on this bike and might make the length more comfortable, next thing you know I was playing musical components again and transferring some of the components back to the Apex and robbing another bike for the road bike flat bar conversion project. Anyway, I think the Diamond Back will fit better in this form, I hate to give up on such a cool old MTB!.