What’s Going to Take Me Home
My goal was simply to buy a sturdy touring bicycle, nothing fancy. I was looking for one with inexpensive components that would be easy to fix or replace on the road. After doing a fair bit of research online, a name kept reoccurring on various recommended lists: Marin’s Four Corners. Naturally, I wanted to stop by the shop and test it out, but a purchase like this was not quite so easy to come by in China where imported products are heavily regulated.
Eventually, the Shanghai cycling community pulled through. Someone sent me a contact that led to an interesting clothing and bicycle shop called Resee Space. I spent a few of hours checking out different styles and ultimate made my purchase. The manager helped to order in the correct size and a week later, I was the proud owner of the Four Corners in Satin Black.
Double butted CrMo frames
Shimano sora groupset
WTB resolute tyres
12º flared drop handlebars with Brooks leather bar tape
Brooks B17 saddle: a separate purchase that I added on — it’s a splurge for sure, but I rather value having comfortable buttocks