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The steerer and handlebar diameters have already been addressed, but there is also the matter of brake and shift levers. The drop bar is thicker than a straight bar, so the mountain levers will not work. If your bike has cantilever brakes, normal road brake levers will work. For V-brakes (I guess bike from the 90s does not have hydraulic disks) you need a ...


As LBS mechanic, I also would recommend to repair - the cost is sufficient. Your bike will be almost as new. So if it's a bike that worth repair (like mikes mentioned), and your tires and derailleurs are in good condition yet, go for it. If you know that you should replace tires or derailleurs soon, better is to buy a new one with all parts new and a ...

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