Just before winter I picked up a good deal on a vintage Kuwahara Titan. The bike is nice and fits me well, but I cannot nor do I enjoy the down tube shifting. Up to this point I have just flipped vintage road bikes, this one was finally my size and so I kept it.
However I am wondering if I should just sell it and get something more modern or maybe convert the shifting? This seems wrong to me though, I think I would rather keep it original.
It actually has indexed shifting already but I can't get used to bending over and shifting, even on a trainer it's annoying. My shifting is very slow and non-intuitive. Main problem is finding the gears and remembering which way to shift on the fly, it's just kind of sluggish.
You think I should just stick with it and get better with practice?