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Here is the deal, I can get a QR tri bike with 105 components for really cheap but I have no desire to race but I do need a solid commuter bike. How hard /expensive /feasible would it be to covert this bike to a commuter bike with drop bars?
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Some problems you will encounter...not that it can't be done..

1. The geometry is tight and the angles are steep on a tri bike- translation- unforgiving ride
2. There is usually very little tire clearance on a tri bike.. 23c might be the maximum size...not good for potholes
3. Tri bikes usually have short headtubes- get used to be bent over or use some super tall stem/riser...

If you don't mind the above, go for it...
 

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Dave Hickey said:
Some problems you will encounter...not that it can't be done..

1. The geometry is tight and the angles are steep on a tri bike- translation- unforgiving ride
2. There is usually very little tire clearance on a tri bike.. 23c might be the maximum size...not good for potholes
3. Tri bikes usually have short headtubes- get used to be bent over or use some super tall stem/riser...

If you don't mind the above, go for it...

I was worried about this..... I might keep looking
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mbaha said:
Here is the deal, I can get a QR tri bike with 105 components for really cheap but I have no desire to race but I do need a solid commuter bike. How hard /expensive /feasible would it be to covert this bike to a commuter bike with drop bars?
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depends on the bike .... if it's an old school Dave Scott Centurion Ironman then I'd think it'd make a great commuter .. slightly longer wheelbase, slack seat tube angle, easy to set up with different bars.
 

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I don't remember what it's called, but what's that attachment that extends the wheelbase to make a bike look like a Surley Big Dummy? That'd be a classic attached to a QRoo tri bike!
 

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