I bought my sister an early graduation/christmas present of a beautiful mid-70s Motobecane Grand Jubilee mixte. She loves the way the bike looks and how fast it is, but as she grew up with BMX and mountain bikes, is not quite used to the drop bars.
Right now the bike has the original Pivo (?) drops and Weinmann Vainqueur 999 brakes/levers. I'd like to replace the bars with something like the Velo-Orange Porteur or Left Bank bars. I am thinking these would take different levers to be comfortable, maybe regular city-bike levers or inverse?
Also, which are the best replacement brake shoes for the Weinmann brakes? The originals look and feel like bricks.