I am considering purchasing a road bike with bar end shifters and I want to replace them and the road bike style handle bars with a set of straight handlebars.
I am a novice mechanic at best so aside from the obvious issue with the brake levers needing to be replaced, how difficult is it to replace the bar end shifters with say a trigger shift setup?
If I decide to take it to a shop (I know prices would vary) but how much could I expect to pay to have this done? Also, should I keep the bar end shifter / brake lever components? Are they difficult to come by ie: worth anything?
The bike in question is an 18 speed Fuji America.