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handlebar swap

etapechampetapechamp Posts: 81
edited November 2010 in Workshop
just got myself a big heavy touring bike, for the winter smilles, however i also want to do some winter touring, the bike in question is a kona sutra 2009, so folks i need to swap the drop handlebars for some flat ones, thats the easy bit done, what gear levers and brake levers can i use for such a bike,? its running a triple chainset and 9 speed shimano set up , with mechanical disc brakes, and its fast down hills, if anyone fancies a freewheeling race.... cheers.


  • Very expensive and labour intensive exercise. What I would do is to keep the current set up and add a couple of extra brake levers on the bars (cross type). 20 pounds approximately and about an hour of work (undoing the tape, cutting the outer cable etc. etc...
    left the forum March 2023
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