Alright, here's a zany idea...maybe it will work.
I currently ride a Fuji Absolute with a flat bar and shift pods on it. I prefer the MTB style shift pods for my commute...combine small hands with traffic, and I'm just more comfortable with them. However, I like the multiple positions afforded by a drop bar when not in traffic and not needing to shift a whole lot.
So. I'm wondering if anyone has ever mounted Shimano 440 shift pods (or something similar) onto a drop bar, and how feasible this idea is. Just something I've been thinking about, but before I go drop $50+ dollars, I just wanted to get some feedback.