Seeing as Jarelj beat me to the punch with the drop bar conversion... I figured I better get on mine.
Ordered the parts about 1 month ago and just now got around to converting.
- 42mm Profile Drop Bars
- 100mm +/- 7deg Stem
- Shimano 8 speed bar end shifters
- Tektro RL520 brake levers (for linear pull brakes)
- Some blue synthetic cork bar tape
Mines different from Jarelj's, instead of using brifters I used bar ends and instead of converting to cantilevers, I kept the linear pull V-brakes and used the RL520s which are designed for them.
Overall, I love the ride much better.
(The fenders and rack are going back on soon. Took them off to make the conversion easier)
More pictures to come once I find my memory card.