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I never really use the other commands, and it would be nice to be able to indent/dedent lines this way. The solution for this may be similar to the solution for the question I asked here; perhaps involving temporarily setting timeoutlen=0. Anyone have any ideas?

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You can use <nowait> option to tell Vim not to wait for any more keys and stop looking for longer mappings.

nnoremap <nowait> > >>
nnoremap <nowait> <lt> <lt><lt>

Note: <nowait> requires Vim 7.4+

Personally, I would not recommend these mappings. You can use >> or >{motion} to do your initial indent/shift then use . to repeat the command.

For more help see:

:h :map-nowait
:h key-notation
:h .
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