I did the same thing to my Raleigh Super Course. I had Sette bars, stem and bar ends (maybe $30) with some clearance LX shifters ($50). Had to swap out the Kool Stop brake pads for cheap ones due to the long pull. Shifting in the rear was perfect, but I couldn't get used to it up front.
Salsa bash guard and a chain keeper turned it to 1x9. I just decided to put a short cage deraileur on (even though the long cage worked great). Then moved to bull horns, which didn't work. Throw in some bar tape, then better grips, etc.
Now of course the drop bars are back on. In the end, it was fun to have a flat bar, but not being able to go off road or jump curbs limited it's use as a commuter.
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