I joined a while ago and have been reading quite a bit on the site..
I guess my questions are directed towards this OVERALL question. I currently have a stock Trek 8.3 DS. I absolutely love the bike. The only thing is I want to perform a drop bar conversion on it. I know there is a post with pages of pictures and some info on it. I really didnt see anyone who explained what is involved though...
1. Can I buy intergrated brake/road shifters for the drop bars? I was told by someone at the bike shop that the ratio may not be correct and shift the chain properly. ( is that correct??)
2. If I buy drop bars I am fine with keeping my stock shifters up on top and just getting brakes with the hood so I can have that position for my hands as well. ( again I apologize for my lack of correct terminology)
3. What else would I need to complete this conversion.
All the bike shops told me this was a "daunting" task and I was better off not doing it and it would cost me a fortune to even begin the conversion... I feel like they just wanted me to buy another bike....
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!