How do you mix Bar End shifters with MTB components? Since road bike and MTB bike components use different indexing, how do you use Bar End shifters (road bike indexing) with MTB components which use different indexing?
I am building up a tour bike with MTB components (all 9 speed Deore LX) but I would like to try out Bar end shifters mounted on Paul Thumbies instead of traditional thumb shifters. All the Shimano bar end shifters I find are in the road bike lineup thus I would expect they are intended for road bike indexing. I know they can also be used in the friction mode but I want to use the indexing mode also. From comments I have seen in this forum and elsewhere, it appears that people have done it. I need to know what components they pulled together to get it done.