My wife wants a new bike. She wants a bike she can commute with (meaning pannier and flatbar since flatbar is her strong preference for her short commute) but it would be nice to also have a drop bar road bike she can travel with when we go on vacations, etc....
I was thinking about a Ritchey Breakaway frame and then having a flatbar cockpit and a dropbar cockpit that she can optionally use. However, looking at Shimano's compatibility charts it might not be that easy. Their SL-R770 (10sp flatbar shifter) appears to be only compatible with the FD-770 (flatbar front derailleur) and NOT the normal FD-5700 (105 front derailleur)? Also, they don't show compatibility with the 5700 rear derailleur, just 5600. The pull on those rear derailleurs is the same isn't it? Will I just have to swap front derailleurs too or is there a "b" compatibility with the front derailleur?
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