Happy new year!
I just bought a Nashbar Steel Touring Bike from Nashbar. Its drivetrain comes with FSA Vero 50/39/30T, Shimano 105 Shifter, Shimano 105 front and rear Derailleurs, SRAM 10-Speed (11-28T) cassette.
My plan is to sell the whole drivetrain once I get the bike, and then convert it to a bike suitable for both touring and commuting. I have two questions here:
1) Is it easy to convert a STI shifter to a bar end shifter? Do I need to change the cable and cable housing?
2) What kind of derailleurs, shifter, crankset, cassette do you recommend for my touring bike? I think I want a 3x9 speed drivetrain. I do not have much money to spend. So please do not suggest any top product. I know they have good quality, but also high price. I just want something durable and inexpensive.