Hi and thanks in advance for any help!
I have just (yesterday) got my first road bike, a new specialized allez sport compact double.
All the components seem to be shimano sora.
I have noticed when shifting the FD down from the big ring to the smaller it is very stiff and makes a loud noise. I have no problems shifting up and when shifting down past that first shift.
I took it back to the bike shop where I got it, and they took a look at it and said it was all ok and would 'loosen up' after some more use.
The problem is I don't believe them, as none of the other bikes I test rode were like that.
I don't think they have put it together correctly, am I right to be this sceptical? Should I go back and ask them to look at it again or wait and see if it loosens?