I have a vintage Trek 330 (1988 model). Excellent condition. I want to convert the drop bars and down tube shifters to a flat bar. The intent is for my wife to use as a road bike. she is not comfortable with the drop bar or shifters, although the gearing still works perfectly. bar end shifters are not an option due to the flat bar, or so i assume.
The brakes are an easy mod and i expect to use Tektro FL730 brake levers with the existing calipers
The drive train is a suntour alpha 3040 with the rear operating as indexed.
My question is what type of shift lever i should use. I have found a cheap friction thumb shifter on the velo orange site that looks like a good fit.
any experience or comments on the proposed conversion would be appreciated