Antoine wrote:I was thinking South Korea is pretty new in cycling (at least with road bikes) and people may be unaware that light frames,components and wheels can be easily damaged unlike heavy city bikes. And never have experienced broken spokes, bend rims, scratched paint, broken seatpost, ... .
While lying on the floor a bike can be damaged by a passing car or anybody walking around, so why do that when there is a wall or something nearby ?
Because you don't care or you are overconfident of the overall strongness of the materials. And therefore you can do things wrong like over tightening bolts.
There is underestimating tone on your mention as far as I feel.
but I understand. I do not know that metro of paris smells piss, until my friend who traveled france told me to.
so here is some info for you about cycling in Korea.
There have been cycle competition in Korea since early 1900's, and one of the most famous athlete is 'Um bok-dong', he had won the competition over japanese.
https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EC%97%84 ... 5%EB%8F%99
He rides Rudge-Whitworth from UK
besides road cycle race, Keirin is popular sports ever since and many people rides cycle as leisure.
during '70 to '90, MTB is more popular in Korea but trend changes to cycle again in recent 10 to 20 years.
it means we are not 'pretty new in cycling'.
we've seen Lance Armstrong won Tour riding alloy bike.
there are lots of people buying first gen of carbon bike in Korea and so many cycling fans buy high-end bike nowadays.
you can see here.
http://corearoadbike.com/board/board.ph ... Menu02Top1
almost every Korean user of carbon bike have knowledge that bike should assembled with exact torque level and many of them bought torque key(wrenches) on their own.
actually, I do have one also.
plus in my experience, lying down bike on the ground because so windy at top of hills, so there is chance to fall off by wind. nobody thinks it is okay someone steped on their bike.(at least in Korea, but France? maybe... I don't know)