I'm a proud new owner of a racing bike, a Genesis Aether to be exact, which is a 16 speed bike. I've only really riden single speed bikes but thought I'd try a road bike as where I live is hilly and any riding is hard without gears.
Having tried it out yesterday, I found that i can't get on with the drop bars... I have a bad wrist and the posture required to use them is uncomfortable.
I've decided to convert it to a flat bar bike and have asked the local bike shop if they could do it for me and they've told me it'll cost £200ish... so I thought perhaps i can do it myself. I've decided that seems a little steep and have looked at doing it myself.
The first thing I need to do is work out a shopping list, and I was hoping someone more experienced with gears could tell me if I'm on the right track. So here's my list:
1. Flat handlebars!
2. Shifters, I'm looking at the Shimano R221 shifters/brakes as I belive they have them with 2x8
3. New cables
Thanks for your help in advance.