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Old 10-07-19, 02:25 PM
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Converting Road Bike to City Bike

Hi, I wanted to ask for some advice about converting a road bike into a more relaxed ride, something like a city bike. I have a 2001 Lemond Buenos Aires that I love but I got a slightly better road bike from a friend and have no need for two bikes that function the same. Anyhow, I've purchased a new stem, handlebars, and seat. I'd also like to bump up the tires from 700x25 to 700x28 if possible.

The current groupset on the bike is a 9-speed triple (Shimano 105). Is there any way for me to change out just the brifters for a shifting/braking system compatible with cruiser/porteur-type handlebars? I'd be especially grateful if someone offered a link or part name/number for the particular brake/shifter I'd need to buy that will work with my current groupset.

Any help greatly appreciated!
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