Love my Casseroll, just did a 4 day credit card tour along the coast of Maine last weekend.
I've not had the issue you mention with shifting, though I did have to adjust the shifters after 500 due to cable streach. Nothing unusual with that though. I have really started to love brifters, vs the bar end shifters on my Fargo. Each ahve their pos. and neg.
As far as brakes, I replaced the front canti's with a set the wide set canti's and some Kool Stop pads. much better now. Could go really high end with Paul's, but I found just the chaep $30 wide set improved the braking. perhaps when I have more money I'll try Paul's
I Have this bag mounted on the front rack and have been very happy with it
I have replace the small front chainring with a 24 to help with hill climbing. My get a different cassette for touring, but after my tour last week, just the front ring switch helped, so unless its really hilly, I'll keep the close ratio cassette. i really like being able to keep a nice rythm going and this bike is great for that.
The casseroll is a great bike, enjoy
Last edited by VT_Speed_TR; 05-28-12 at 05:14 PM.