I have just acquired an old Sun Solo road bike. I will attempt to convert to a single speed, but first: the bars on it obviously were drop, but whoever had it before me has chopped them off and turned them round so they resemble bull bars with the old drop levers up on the ends - they are virtually impossible to ride!
So the first thing I want to do is get some flat-bar levers on top so I can at least ride the damn thing!
I have read that basically any lever that isn't a V Brake lever will do the job - so any mountain/hybrid/bmx lever.
Is this true?
(Ideally I'd like to put a BMX lever on there as the bar is narrow - which is great for commuting in and out of traffic, but rubbish for fitting levers on!)
Any help would be appreciated...
PS: Excuse my ignorance, I'm new to this stuff!