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Old 08-23-08, 03:03 PM
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Upgrading shifters could/will likely cost you more than you paid for the bike. The cheap route is to give the downtube shifters some time for you to get accustomed to them. Alternate is to use bar end shifters. Still will cost you close to what you paid for it.

If you really want brifters, you are probably better off selling this bike for a profit and applying that money to a bike with brifters. That would certainly be the cheapest route.
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