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Old 02-06-14, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by glynnp79 View Post

I have a Giant FCR3 (2008) hybrid and I'm looking to swap over to drop bars. I know theres probably more to it than I realise but I'm looking for a bit of advice on what I HAVE to change out and what I could change later. I'm on a budget and would like to change the other parts over gradually after the bars.

Current bike specs

At the minute I'm looking at changing -

Bars (obviously) Pro LT
Shifters - Currently looking at these or used Sora STI's to keep costs down.

Bottom Bracket/Chainset - Tiagra
Cassette - Tiagra

Like I say I may be wrong on what I have to change but I am new at making any component changes to the bike myself. Any advice on compatibility issues or alternatives appreciated.
First off, the bike you linked has an 8speed cassette, the shifters you linked are 9 speed. Sora has been 9speed for quite awhile I think.

Don't waste your money. Keep the giant as a backup bike. Keep building your bike fund and buy a new road bike already setup with drop bar and STI levers.
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