in buying new components for future maintenance ; a shop outside of ann arbor told me, travel agents are needed to make indexed shifting work and use v style brakes. . the owner also told me, there is a non -indexed shifter that works along with v brakes ,but that make (whatever it is?) also is not indexed and i'd need apply a shifter mechanism on either the down tube with that system or else place a shifter ,moutain bike style.
anyone know is there a way to apply indexed shifting to v style brakes without travel agents? And if so what is the brand name of shifter that can work with v brakes and no travel agent.
If such a shifter exists, is it of good quality? thanks.