Drop Bar Pain

scoobaru11 Posts: 30
edited June 2013 in Road beginners
Hi all, I've been cycling for the past couple of years on MTBs having a dedicated Trek for roadwork. Now I've made the jump to a full on Road Racer having sold my Trek and am finding the drop bars a real pain. Both in comfort for my hands and braking.

I expected to suffer with some change and having to adapt to a different position but I'm thinking of converting my drops to a flat bar as this really doesn't suit me but I love the speed.

My main question is currently I have Campagnlo gears and brakes. Can any shifters be used or do they have to be type specific?

Thanks :-)