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Old 01-26-18, 06:32 PM
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Calling the Taipei cognoscenti...

Planning a bike trip to Taiwan in a few weeks. Still undecided about bringing my own rig, or buying a bike in Taipei. My questions are:
  • What's the best area in Taipei to be based in, close to folder/minivelo shops?
  • What are good (i.e. patient service, knowledgeable staff, english spoken, good prices, easily accessible location) shops to pick up a Pacific Cycles Birdy or Reach?

Bike.gang.uk, any suggestions?

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Old 01-27-18, 10:38 AM
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IDK .. But they have a Huge bike industry trade show, you might want to catch that.

try their ROC Consuate, Trade section ..






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Yeah, thanks. I was keen to attend the trade show, but i think it is later in the year...

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IDK .. But they have a Huge bike industry trade show, you might want to catch that.

try their ROC Consuate, Trade section ..






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Old 01-28-18, 12:46 AM
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Here is looking forward you will bring a Birdy GT back in Bali. Maybe you can directly visit the Pacific Cycles batcave and share the pics here.
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Here is looking forward you will bring a Birdy GT back in Bali. Maybe you can directly visit the Pacific Cycles batcave and share the pics here.
PC Batcave?
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IDK .. But they have a Huge bike industry trade show, you might want to catch that.

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This year's Taipei bike exhibition is changed to October instead of the regular mid-late March window.
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Old 01-28-18, 07:29 PM
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Reach GT is more my poison, bro...

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Agree. They should offer more color options on the Reach GT, although the matte black is gorgeous.
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As the owner of a decade plus old Reach Offroad, the Reach is a great riding bike. The fold is OK, and better on the current bike, but the ride is really good. New/current bikes appear to have a lighter and better designed fork, as well as disc brakes which is generally a plus. Probably not your best heavy cargo touring bike, but geometry and ride are good. Not as light as my carbon road bike, but well worth owning.

I wish it was more available in the USA, I bought mine from a dealer here in Washington, but he was going out of business and as far as I can tell I would have to get one from San Diego, CA now.

The Reach GT looks like a nice bike.
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A Reach may have to wait...

I just acquired two bamboo frames...





...which will divert funds away from the Reach.
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Wow! Very unique. Not one but two!
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