Saturday afternoon I took the bike and I onto U-Bus from Linkou-林口 to Taichung-台中 to meet up with Michael T and Drew K for a bike fitting and testing out some Salsa, Surly, Specialized and other custom rides. As I’m looking to buy or build up a new road bike soon, this trip to visit a few bike shops was time well spent.
Point 1, Sora integrated shifters are not worthy. That little plastic nub use to downshift is horrendously stiff and makes me worry about it breaking off not to mention wondering how many seconds I’ll lose when having to pound hard to catch someone.
Point 2, Tiagra rear derailers aren’t that bad.
Point 3, I’m not crazy for wanting a triple crank with 50/38/26.
Point 4, finding a steel frame with disc brakes takes work.
Point 5, the next time I go home by U-Bus on a Sunday. I’ll ride longer and go home in the late evening. The lines and traffic are long…