I will be in Taiwan next week. If anyone has any last minute suggestions, w.r.t. my upcoming bike build, I'd love to hear them!
I have, more or less, been focusing my attention towards the Thorn Sherpa frame-set. It will be a very expensive purchase including delivery costs (approx.$800).
My requirements are:
- 26" wheels
- sturdy build to handle a tour of Asia
- long wheel base
- I am 184cm tall
so if anyone thinks that there may be a alternative/better value frame out there that is cheaper or within the above price range including delivery to South Korea, then please let me know.
My plan is to purchase all necessary components in Taiwan, currently to suit the Thorn Sherpa frame-set.
I was in touch with Thorn in the UK regarding information on the Sherpa, but unfortunately they would not tell me what factory in Taiwan assembles the Sherpa frame-set (Thorn stated that is was "commercially sensitive information"). That info would have been handy because I might have been be able to source an alternative steel frame of similar specs (considering steel frames/touring frames are very hard to find in Taiwan).