Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
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My old Scott 520 frame was worn out. Switched the components to a new Surly Cross Check frame, since the old bike was beginning to shift rather awkardly. So the new Surly had V style brakes but the old Scott had indexed Shimano Handlebar shifters. Only way to adopt part a to Surly part b was with a travel agent.
No problems really. Shifts like the old bike did. Am told to watch the travel agent, sometimes the cable that wraps around the agent gets frayed and can be a weak spot that breaks. I have an additional agent on hand, since sometimes shops don't carry them. I believe there is a handlebar shifter made by Sram, that makes the travel agent unnecessary when attached to v style brakes. ?