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Will this work?(2 posts)

Will this work?Live Steam
Sep 11, 2001 4:35 AM
Of course my girlfriend wants drop bars and STI road shifting now, only a few months after I bought her a Trek 7500FX with Deore STI. Can I now change out the bars and shifters? Will 105 shifters work with the Deore fron and rear der. and V-brakes? I really don't want to go for another full drive train.
yesOnrhodes
Sep 11, 2001 5:09 AM
You are going to have to get a "Travel Agent" for the STI levers to work properly with the V-Brakes, but yes, the 105 shifters will work with the Derailleurs. Keep in mind that if you have a tripple in the front, you are going to need to get a 105 compatible lever that will work with the tripple chainring.
Also you may have to swap out stems depending on the clamp diameter of the two bars. Mtn are usually 25.4 and most road bars are 26.0 (except ITM and TTT which are 25.8)