good almost afternoon fellow clydes and our lovely Athenas.
Im pondering making My old road bike (thats now a single speed) back into a road bike IE: puting gears back on.
its a beautiful lugged Falcon with a 531 frame and a 531 fork.
when I made it a single speed I installed time trial bars so I could have very positive braking in town.
with the TT bars I have full leverage on the brake vs whats availible from the hoods and the TT bars sure are comfortable!
So if I put gears back on the Blue falcon should I
1) drop bars and brifters
2) drop bars and downtube shifters. (original set up) bike is 1992 model I love the frame!!
3) leave the TT bars and add bar end shifters.
id be mostly riding solo with this rig But would probably do charity rides/ occasional group rides on it too. ive been doing group /charity event rides on my TANK Swiss army commute cross check and its a true geek machine as only a all weather commuter bike can be.