I love riding my roadie around, but due to recent events, I now must use it also as my commuter to school and work. Therefore, I'm going to be converting it to more of a comfort ride. I want to put on some risers, and take off the front derailleur. I think I'm set as far as which risers I want, but there are a few things I'm not sure about.
First, I'm not sure about which shifter to get. I'm running a SRAM Rival 10 speed rear derailleur. Do they make 10 speed compatible shifters? Or can I just switch my cassette to a 9 speed? Also, do they make modern down-tube shifters that would be 9 or 10 speed compatible? I'll be removing the front derailleur, so there will be no issues with that.
Second, as far as break levers are concerned from what I have read, I need to make sure they are cantilever compatible, and not for v-brakes?
I think otherwise I don't forsee any major issues. Am I missing anything?