Mainly for comfort. Stem is a bit long. When I ride on the brake hoods, I'm a bit stretched out.
My plan is to take off the rear brake and replace it with a Tektro inline lever that came with my Trek 1000.
Will that work?
That way, I can ride on the bar tops and have access to a brake. Also, I can tilt the handlebars down more and make riding the drops more comfortable.
Now if I go back and ride freewheel (which I do from time to time) will I miss my rear brake? Also, with fixed gear I don't use the rear brake any less than on my road bike. So is getting rid of it a bad idea?