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    Drop bar on a hybrid

    Was thinking about swapping the flat bar on my 2010 Fuji Absolute 2.0 to a road style drop handlebar. Is there anyway that I can keep the shifters and brakes handles on the flat bar and transfer it to the drop bar? Just wanted to do a little experiment to see if I will enjoy a drop bar and if so. I may keep it that way and change the shifters, brakes etc or maybe one day will purchase a drop bar road bike.

    Anything that I need to know about swapping is appreciated.

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    Educated guess here, yes you should be able to get your shifters and brakes on drop bars. I'm not sure why you'd want drop bars without brake hoods to ride on though. Drop bars are fairly narrow FYI so your hands will be in a narrower stance compared to flat bars.
    Last edited by Dunbar; 06-04-12 at 08:28 PM.

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    I've seen it, but I'd suggest once you've decided to keep the drops (if you do) change over to the correct levers etc. Maybe it's a good idea to do it your way first up, before you start spending the big dollars. I've seen on here bar ends to convert to drops. Maybe that's an alternative.

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    Your old flatbar controls use 22mm clamps
    Dropbar will have 24mm grip diameter
    not compatible

    Look into Soma Sparrow handlebar
    allows agressive riding position similar to being in the drops of a dropbar; but lacking hoods position
    uses 22mm grip area allowing direct transfer of flatbar controls

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    I'm planning to convert my Giant Rapid 3 to drops, and already purchased the components. I'm just going straight to the full conversion. A friend of mine did the same thing and likes the drops much better. It offers mulitple riding positions, and like Dunbar mentioned, the hoods are key.
    Good luck!

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    This is my friend's FDH / Hybrid converted to a Drop Bar.
    Note the road calipers,etc.
    Nothing screams1990`s more than Trek Y frame, spinergy wheels and cinelli spinaci bars ....

    Last edited by giantcfr1; 06-09-12 at 04:47 AM.

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    Want a cheap alternative? Rent a drop bar bike from a LBS. Try it for a weekend. Then decide if the drops are for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
    Want a cheap alternative? Rent a drop bar bike from a LBS. Try it for a weekend. Then decide if the drops are for you.
    Not many LBS around here stock Hybrids with drop bars. I think the original poster wants to convert and keep and his hybrid, not buy a road bike with drops.

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    Here's your 20 dollar solution.

    http://www.bikewagon.com/origin8-pro...road-ends.html

    Here's how they look on my bike and they work GREAT!


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