Old 08-02-20, 07:58 PM
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Bikes: 1986 Cannondale SR400 (Flat bar commuter), 1988 Cannondale Criterium XTR, 1992 Serotta T-Max, 1995 Trek 970

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Get a set of 3x8 Claris flat bar shifters. You can also use a Shimano compatible Microshift shifters. They will shift your 3x8 Sora drivetrain.

You can use any cantilever flat bar brake levers, Tektro, old Dia Compe PC, or even Claris flat bar levers.

Use an existing bike to get an idea where you want the seat position, handlebar height and reach. You can get a steerer tube extender if you need to raise the handlebars higher than the bike will allow.

Im running around 600mm flat bars on our converted road bikes.

I took measurements off my road bikes and mountain bikes to find a comfortable location for the seat and bars. It was basically a process of locating the seat in relation to the crank (pedals) and then locating the handlebars in relation to the seat.

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