I would like to take an old hardtail frame i have and make a touring type bike of it. Rigid fork, 26" wheels with slicks on it, bullhorn bars with barend shifters and aero bars. I having trouble figuring out the drivetrain. I would like to keep it a single speed up front and maybey a 9 speed rear. I need to know if road style bar end shifters will work with a 9 speed mountain rear derailer. Or what would be the best way to accomplish all this. Here is a link to the shifters im looking at.
And a pic of what im thinking of doing on the bullhorn bars.
If anyone has built a ride like this i would love to hear ideas.
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