Flat bar gears on drop bars?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by spinkeh, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. spinkeh

    spinkeh New Member

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    I'm a long time flat bar user whos only recently started taking longer trips. In the summer im planning to cycle a few hundred miles around Scotland and am looking to make my bike a bit more comfortable for the distances involved.

    The problem is im on a fairly low budget, and looking at replacing my flat bar for a road bar with proper road brakes/gears is looking like being around a £125/150 ($240/290) job, more than im comfortable to spend without guarantees that it really would be worth it.

    I had a thought that I dont even know is possible. I only really want the drops for cruising at high speed , and would likely return to a more upward position in the city etc.

    Would it be possible to use standard flat bar gears and brakes on a drop bar. If i were to find a system that could slide round the bars to the position they would sit on a flat bar, this may suit me better at a more economical price.

    Anyone had any experience of trying this, if it is even at all possible?
     
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  2. ganderctr

    ganderctr New Member

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    Buy some road ends and put them on your flat bar.
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    For statrers, flat bar stuff is smaller diameter than drop bar.
     
  4. spinkeh

    spinkeh New Member

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    hmm that seems perfect, but unfortunatley living in the uk seems to make these things impossible to get hold of, the place linked to from this site, endless-innovations doesnt ship internationally,

    anyone from the UK know where i can get myself these?
     
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