I have a Cannondale T800. I am on the tops of my HB's all the time basically when riding. My back is not what it used to be though I have not really experienced any discomfort at all using the drop style bars that came on the bike. I am just kicking this around now but want to know first if this is possible and second that it won't cost me as much as a new bike to have done at my LBS?
I want to put a Cannondale suspension seat post on and a set of strait handlebars. I realize I would then have to replace my FD and shifters and brake levers. Shimano has these items and my LBS can get them and install them for me I'am pretty sure. Are there any other parts, I was thinking the headset possibly, that would have to be replaced to make my T800 Touring bike look like this Cannondale model?
How I want my bike to look
This bike will be used primarily on the canal towpath in rides of less than 20 miles. No big Tours just local treks around town, trail and path. Thoughts? Thanks!