I'm switching my drop bars for a flat one. I'm new to working on bikes, so this will be my first real project, but I've tried to research it the best I can. I'd just like to make sure I've got everything right before I order it.
The bike is a 1984 Trek 610.
The bar that's going on is a flat 25.4 aluminum bar. I'm assuming my current stem clamp is 26.0, so the first thing I'm getting is this shim.
Then for the brake levers, I'm getting these. My current brakes are Modolo Speedy calipers. These levers will work, correct?
And these cables. I think I read some other posts saying these cable kits aren't good. Is that true? If so, would it be a big difference? Because it looks like buying the cables, housing, lube and ends and crimps and stuff separately would put me over my budget.
Will all of this be compatible? Anything else I've forgotten or need to know? I don't have cable cutters, but I do have a wire saw and dikes and files, I hope those will do okay. I have read the articles on cable routing and length.
Thanks for any help.