I bought an used carbon stem / dropbar combo and nice Dura Ace brifters. They work well and look great on my Kestrel. I also installed decent Ultegra calipers but still need to install some teflon coated (white) cables. I rode my baby to the Potomac today since it's in the low 70s. The only part lacking on performance is here engine... I'll have to adjust the front derailleur but I like that it does not require trimming with the DA brifters.