I have a 1988 Schwinn Le Tour that I just bought off a guy, here in East Tennessee. The bike rides smooth. The problem that I have with it, is that I hate the down tube shifters. I was looking at my 2008 Raleigh Mojave 2.0 and realized that the trigger shifters, which I find to be amazingly comfortable, would fit on the drop downs. I have been reading up on this though, and it seems that I will have a hard time switching from friction to indexing. I am very new to biking and I am at a complete loss as to what I am getting myself into. How possible is this going to be? Everything that I have read says that I (from what I have gathered) should be able to switch the Rear Derailleur, but will have major problems with the FD. I don't have to go with triggers, but they are most comfortable to me. Either way I would really like to get rid of the down tube friction shifters.