Today I hit a pretty big roadblock. I brought my bike into the shop a couple of weeks ago to get the brakes, the gears, and some other things updated. I’ve just been told that the brakes cannot be updated on Bruce because the frame of the bike only works with U-brakes in the rear. U-brakes are not very strong. With my loaded touring bike I cannot trust that it will get me through the Rockies safely. This is a dealbreaker. I need a new bike.