When I first got my Schwinn 564, it had downtube shifters, and I hated them. Looking at other types of shifters, most seemed either expensive(Brifters) or not much better than the DT shifters. (everything else made for use with drop bars) So then I realized that MTB Thumb shifters would actually probably be the best choice. I finally got done installing them today, and they work great. Here are some pics (Yes, I know I could have picked a better color for the bar tape)
Anyone else have have some unusual handlebar/shifter combinations? Aside from that Kent GMC Denali, I haven't seen anything like this.