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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:48 am 
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Hi am looking to convert my Thorn audax into a more friendly tourer, i have never been a fan of drop handle bars and would ideally like to put flat bars on. In using flat bars what brake levers do i need to use to operate my existing standard rd brakes? I have a set of cantilever brakes and shifters in a sti unit thats on my old mtb that i amn breaking could i use these?
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yeah, reckon so. The real difficulty is in trying to match levers and cantis where one is for Vbrakes and the other for cantis. if theyre all from a complete set and your frame has canti bosses, I cant see why it wont work


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:46 pm 
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i would say swapping mtb parts might be an issue, do you have a road triple chainset? if so, i don't think mtb shifters will work, the rear should be ok but the front shifter i think has a different 'throw' on it, meaning that the spacing is slightly different. shimano do specific flat bar road shifters.

brake wise a good set of canti levers should be fine


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It was built with mtb drive train, thats how it was specd from new from Thorn, All lx mtb stuff but with a rd cassette on rear and 46 chainring on front on a triple. I wish i could get on with drops but i really dont like, so to use bike more i would like flat bars, can i use any brake leavers to work with the rd brakes?


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in that case then you should be fine with mtb shifters, as far as brake levers go, v brake lever will actually work but canti brake levers will work better. v levers pull too much cable for a canti or road brake, they will work but just won't feel as nice to use.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Job done finsihed it tonight,used quill stem from my old cannondale with canti sti levers and sti canti brakes, fitted new cables, works lovely and have to say its a really nice riding position, much more comfy.. Cheers for your replys


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