I have Cannondale SM400 mountain bike that I want to make into a touring bike, and take a bunch of trips on. The bike is steel and pretty much bombproof as far as I can tell. the frame and components seem to be in great shape and have been beautifully taken care of. I want to put drops on the bike and some bar end shifters on....I just want to make sure that I can do this. it has cantilever brakes and thumb shifters on it now. so I am just checking that I can use bar end shifters.
The bike already has racks and slicks on it so I think this would be the only big change I would make.
I will post pics of it when I get a chance