Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Bikes: 1990 Specialized Hard Rock
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Bike convert question
Hey everyone. So I recently picked up a craigslist beauty for 20 bucks. It is a Specialized Hardrock, I'll guess around 10-11 years old. It is a steel frame, very lightweight, but in outstanding shape. The rear and front derailleurs are still in pretty good condition, they are suntour xcm series I believe. The shifters are also suntour xcm.
I am taking this bike and converting it into a road bike of sorts. I have put drop bars on it, plan to get slick tires (the frame will only take 26's, but what the hey), and I am trying to replace the shifters.
So my question is: Would a pair of shifters like these: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Lever+Set.aspx
work in the drops of the drop bars? I know they aren't made for road bikes, but keep in mind this is a mtb frame with a mtb crankset on it. I just want to know if they would still be functional or worth it when turned vertically and put in the drops.