Blood And Steel!!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Bikes: 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra w/ Drop Bars
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That bike looks like a whole lot of awesome possibilities in one place.
If you don't put drops on it, get some sweet Suntour thumb shifters and a cable stop band to replace the band where the downtube shifters are.
If you do go with drops- I agree with the Marine- you won't fall off, you'll just shift a little less often until you get used to them- and you will.
You are a very fortunate girl.
(and I'm not a Nishiki enthusiast, but I love touring bikes- so definitely take intricate, drive side photos)
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