[Yak] Converting my NWT to drop bars
alex at phred.org
Wed Aug 8 15:17:25 CDT 2007
On Wed, 8 Aug 2007, Barry Stellrecht wrote:
> I purchased my NWT with STI touring bars, thinking that I would grow
> to like them. Unfortunately, I'm 500 miles "into" my NWT and I just
> got back on my old bike and realized that my old setup just feels
> better to me....so I'm trying to figure out what I gotta do to "fix"
> it. here are my issues:
> 1. I have to get splittable drop bars from Bike Friday, or the bike
> won't pack well.
This is not always true. My NWT packed fine with drop bars in the smallest
suitcase (Oyster 29"). I used a stem with a removable faceplate. I'm
using the same setup for packing my Tikit.
If you have a Bike Friday custom stem then you need the splitable handlebars
because their custom stems don't have removable faceplates.
> 2. I've got Avid V-type brakes.
The same brake levers are used for STI bars and drop bars. Are you
sure that you don't have H-bars? H-bars use MTB shifters and brake
levers, STI bars use road (or MTB?) shifters and road brake levers.
> Q2: Are there any other options I'm not aware of which would work for
> my bike with drop bars?
You could use a front derailleur instead of the DualDrive.
More information about the Yak