....it might be construed as public insult to speak truth here. So I will simply note that James Murray does not work for this company, that is not him in the picture on the current About page (page imaged Jan 23rd, 2015), but me with his name under my photo, and the firm is not HQed at that address in Taichung, but 185 Warehouse is. Poor James, to have my photo replace his. That's just insult on top of injury. Meanwhile, back to 185....
I stopped by the gorgeous new 185 Warehouse bicycle shop in Ta-ken today to check the place out. The shop is managed by a friendly and knowledgeable local expat, James Murray. Here's how he described it on Forumosa recently:
Our new cycling concept store, Warehouse 185 in Taichung is currently the largest in Taiwan in terms of square footage. My goal is for it to be the most comprehensive in terms of brands and products carried as well. We're off to a pretty good start with Scott, Cannondale, Colnago, Pinarello, Jango, G2C, Slideaway, SRAM, Rockshox, Avid, Truvativ, Shimano, FSA, Vision, PRO, Fox, Selle Royal, Fizik, Tektro, Brooks, Campagnolo, Mavic, Crank Brothers, Easton, KMC, Park Tool, Camelbak, Topeak, Sigma, Xpedo, AmainT, Ergon, Allay, Coolstop, Dema, Stan's, Jagwire, SR Suntour, Kenda, Maxxis, CST, Continental, Pearl Izumi, North Wave, Cratoni and Elite. We are a fully trained and accredited SRAM, Rockshox, Truvativ and Avid systems service, repair and maintenance center and also a trained and accredited Shimano OSP technical center. We also have a comprehensive professional fitting equipment and services from Juteau-Cantin. I'm in the process of signing up more IBD type boutique and niche market brands and products and we'll have more stuff like that in the store in the coming months as well as maybe some big name brands like Orbea, Kuota, Argon18, Cinelli and perhaps Specialized.James has been in the bike business for 9 years here on The Beautiful Island, and has the contacts to get virtually anything you might need, he says.
I can see I'll be chillin' out here quite a bit in the future! Hope to see you on a bike soon!
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