After getting stuck in a headwind today, i think im going to bite the bullet and go drops on my Long haul trucker.
Annoying brifters are so expensive (and why i havent done it yet)
im using 8 speed XT stuff currently, and i would like to avoid having to buy a whole new groupset, just to swap bars.
ive found these:
i realize they are likely to be pretty low end, do we reckon they will be ok or to avoid? will they work with MTB triple and 8speed derailleurs, or is the cable pull different?
the other option is some ultegra friction bar end (or downtube) shifters, but coming from muntin bikes (hence the mtb component build) i think "indexed and at the bars" might suit me better.
secondly, ide be needing some cable calipers. Is the only difference between the BB7s and BB5s, pad adjustment? for as often as it needs doing i think i would rather have simpler calipers and get the allen key out (the inner pad wheel on BB7s gets clogged up anyway i seem to recall)
or is there a significant difference in power/quality?
P.S, if anyone wants to try and sell me their old parts, feel free.