Flatbar Conversion

redjeepǃ Posts: 531
edited September 2011 in Workshop
My son's off to Uni and wanted a bike to commute on. He already has a decent roadbike, but we didn't want to use that due to the likelyhood of theft so we found an old steel dropbarred Raleigh.

He wants to convert it to flatbar and I was thinking of getting some MTB style trigger shifters and a set of flat bars.

The bikes an 8 speed, with Shimano STI (Tiagra) shifters, am I right in assuming that we can use any Shimano 8 speed trigger shifters ? Are the SRAM shifters compatable ?

Is there anything else I need to be careful off ?