hello all - as the title says i am a poor collage kid who rides a bike. its an old 10speed and its my only set of wheels right now (no car). as i ride over 100 miles a week too and from the store, school, church and where ever else i need to go i would really like to upgrade some of it. i am in good enough shape from running cross country that i could really use a few higher gears. i would like to add a new larger set of handle bars and a set of those shifter/brake combos. shifters that i currently have are the old school levers that are attached to the handlebar stem and they require that i sit up and take a hand off of the bars to shift(not much fun when riding in traffic). last but not least i really like to be able to stop when ever i want too, my old brakes are rather weak and despite my best attempts they either drag or have too little friction. i am here in hopes that all of you can give me some good advice on upgradeing the old 10speed.