Looking for advice and insight....
I have a dura ace 7400 group lieing around (8sp STI). The wheels are 32 hole matrix rims and not sure on the spoke type. My questions are:
1. Would a dura ace hub be weaker/less suitable than a 105 or Ultegra hub? For that matter, are mtn hubs much stronger? Do I really need 36 hole?
2. Is there any reason I wouldn't want to use a dura ace drive train (obviously I'd switch the cranks for a compact)?
3. Are bar cons going to give me many advantages over STI? I generally really like STI.
4. Is there a lot of difference between various cantilever brake styles? I'd like to do the older style wider cantis, but I've heard they can get in the way of bags and racks.