[quote=“urodacus”]If you’re just looking for Egg Beaters, Look has licensed the design and is making slightly cheaper versions available in some stores here. I have seen them in Colorful Cycle and Kent Cycles in Taipei, for example.
It is ironic that even though it’s all made in Taichung, you can’t buy anything there.[/quote]
I bought a Ritchey BreakAway 2 years ago so that I could have a bike to travel with instead of having a bike in Taiwan and one in the US. The bike was designed by Tom Ritchey and sold as a Ritchey and also licensed by Dahon (Allegro model). However, even though they are built in Taiwan, neither company sells them in Taiwan. My local contact in Tainan, who is a bona fide dealer of several US brands as well as Giant, tried to get a BreakAway through his distributor. The distributor said that it would be a special order. He didn’t want to do it as it would be more trouble than what it was worth. All I can say is that I tried…
By the way, I have Quattro SL’s on the Ritchey and I really like them. No adjustments to mess with. Just jump on and go. My wife has Candy SL’s on her road bike; an Orbea Mitis Dama. I guess you could say that we are all Cranked Up!?!?