Yes, I know there is no such thing as commuterizing, but it sounded good at the moment. I have been considering changing a few things around on my mtb to make it a little more commuter/touring friendly. I currently have slicks on, but am hoping for a pair of nokian studded for xmas. But what I was wondering was, would it hurt to put drop bars on a mtb that isnt used offroad much, maybe switch to bar end shifters and aero brakes. Slap on a rigid fork? Any thoughts? also, as i would be asking for some of this stuff for christmas, what would be the cheapest option for these items and how difficult would it be to do this work myself. I guess I should wonder about the possibility first, than ask in mechanics forum about the actual conversion.
If I decided to go with bar end shifters, should I go indexed? or friction bar end? I assume that friction used bar end shifters are less expensive, and I do have one set of barcons earmarked for a 70's roadbike Im restoring.
thanks for your time.