The shifts are as crispy as Popeye's chicken. I guess when I say it shifts perfectly...that you guys must read it as "it shifts like sh!t". That's the only thing I can deduce.
Maybe public schools aren't testing enough for dyslexia? Why would I assemble the bike incorrectly? Cause you read a magazine article or spoke to a mechanic that would suggest otherwise?
After you ride my bike...then you can tell me how awful it shifts or not.
Firstly, if you want to go about your business and set your bike up the way you want, then fine its your prerogative. Tape or no tape, its your choice. But as soon as it starts to rain, darwin will sort you out pretty quickly.
The first time i built a bike, i made some rookie errors, and it shifted like crap. I took it to a mechanic and he happily showed me where i had gone wrong. Learnt my lesson, and now i can tune my bike pretty good. It wouldn't hurt for you to swallow your pride and just take some advice. You'll be better off in the long run.
But do not go trivialising things such as dyslexia (or any other misfortune) just for the sake of your argument. You might find people will put up with your unwillingness to learn or take advice, but no one will tolerate bulls**t offensive statements like that. No i am not dyslexic, but two friends of mine are and seeing the crap they copped in school makes me understand that people like you aren't worth the skin off anybody's knuckles. An apology is in order, whether you like it or not.
Im gonna go out on a limb and say that if you can't tune a RD properly then you certainly don't know what good shifting feels like. I though my $50, 21-speed mountain bike shifted sweet when i was 7 years old. Then i grew up.