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Old 11-13-08, 11:43 AM   #26
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Bridgestone Albelt - Size 27, 3-Speed / Belt Drive, Stainless Steel Basket / Super Stainless Rims / Fenders, Chromed Carrier, Super Bright LED, Side Mirrors, Hard Lock, Million White Side Tires and Air Pressure Sensors.
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Old 11-13-08, 11:48 PM   #27
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Those bikes are beautiful Sancycles. Thanks for sharing.
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Premio /16

Premio /16 - Folding Bicycle Size 16, 3-Speed, Front Dynamo Hub, Stainless Steel Fenders / Basket, Alloy Rims / Arms, Black Chromed Frame, White Side Tires, and Chromed Carrier.
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Old 11-14-08, 09:58 PM   #29
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Maruishi Wallaby - Size 26, 3-Speed, Stainless Carrier/Stand/Basket, Stainless Steel Rims/Fenders, Front Shock Absorber, and Umbrella Holder
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Do they make those white sidewall tires in 700c and where can I get them?
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Old 11-15-08, 11:29 AM   #31
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Tires

I really don't know if the tires are available in 700C. White side tires in sizes 24 & 27 are hard to find here. You get the chance to have them from old stocks of commercial bicycle shops. Sometimes importers of surplus bicycles have the chance to buy old stocks in Japan. So far local tire manufacturers here produces size 14, 20, 26, & 27 but the quality is not so good. It's better to buy from surplus bicycles to get the parts you need.
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I supervised a bicycle show (Jitensha) last December 2007 and about 120 bicycles were displayed. 90% were Japanese surplus bicycles restored into perfect condition. This coming November 23-24, 2008 another bicycle show is scheduled and again I was invited by the host to layout the display area and invite participants.

That is very impressive. Lots of beautiful bikes. You should be congratulated.
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Old 11-15-08, 04:55 PM   #33
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Nice bikes. Although, the last time I was there a couple of years ago, I couldn't really believe people ride their bikes anywhere near metro Manila. The smog was TERRIBLE. I did see some cyclist going up to Tagaytay though.
I'd love to get my hands on those bikes the kids ride...the bmx's with the sidecars.
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Malabon City Bicycle Show

Bicycle Show at Malabon City held Noc. 23 & 24, 2008.
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Foot Bike

My first custom made foot bike. Front tire is 26 & rear is 16. Stainless steel rims and fenders.
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air quality and etc

Manila air quality has noticeably improved the past years as smog inspection is more effective with stricter enforcement of vehicle emissions tests. Better but not to 1st world standards. Hoping for better air in the future.

Thanks sancycles. I am a fan. I would like to visit your shop or display. I myself am starting my own collection; but i do not have anything close to the condition of your bikes.

Now have a 27" bridgestone (b/s) 4spd city bike , and 27" b/s alloy touring bike 6spd, hub-generator.

I bought the wife a 26" pink "speed lady" 3spd. And 8yr son a- 6 spd, 24" b/s mountain bike.

Looking for a panasonic or yamaha electric bike. Appreciate help or recommendations.

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Manila girl in the house, and I love that you're part of making bikes more accessible and popular in the RP! If I come home during the summer I'll definitely give your shop a visit. I love the folders too--I own two and can't get enough of them! Post some of the folder pics in the folding bikes forum, I'm sure everyone there will appreciate how you've restored these bikes.
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As a matter of interest, can you give us some insight into whom is suppling these bikes to the Philippines and where they get them from? You describe them as surplus bikes from Japan, does that mean they are confiscated illegally parked bikes from the Japanese city streets?
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surplus

i have one bike (a pink colored - Speed Lady w/ 3spd Nexus) with impound tags and no sign of a lock. It was bought unusable, with the rear wheel warped and torn tire. I bought it for $56 and spent $6 to true the wheel and change to a new tire. runs great.

my 2 bridgestones, both 27" came with a lock and key. It seems they were traded in to some recycler who probably sold it to the exporter. I was told that in Japan, one has to pay a recycler in order to get rid of durables like cars, bikes, pots & pans, etc.

There are Japan businessmen and Filipino retailers who sell this stuff here. How they divide the proceeds i do not know - yet.

Filipinos buy and appreciate Japan-used city buses, used automotive parts and - even clothes from Japan and the first world. If you look hard enough, there are some bargains and value.

for myself, the quality of Japan made goods is the attraction.

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Thanks for the info. I did some asking around today and got the same answer about impounded bikes. I was under the impression that they were donated to African Nations but found out today it wasn't so true. You are right. We can't take bikes to the dump here. We do have to pay to have them (and cars etc. as you mentioned) taken away. If you are lucky, a bike shop will take them off your hands if you purchase a new one from them. They obviously move them on to the Philippines etc.
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Manila air quality has noticeably improved the past years as smog inspection is more effective with stricter enforcement of vehicle emissions tests. Better but not to 1st world standards. Hoping for better air in the future.

Thanks sancycles. I am a fan. I would like to visit your shop or display. I myself am starting my own collection; but i do not have anything close to the condition of your bikes.

Now have a 27" bridgestone (b/s) 4spd city bike , and 27" b/s alloy touring bike 6spd, hub-generator.

I bought the wife a 26" pink "speed lady" 3spd. And 8yr son a- 6 spd, 24" b/s mountain bike.

Looking for a panasonic or yamaha electric bike. Appreciate help or recommendations.

Best regards
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Maruishi Frackers

Maruishi Frackers (Mamachari)




Baby/Child Carriers are of OGK brand.

Maruishi Frackers with Chromed Basket installed instead of a baby carrier.


Bridgestone (Mamachari)


Sanyo Enacle Gene (Electric Bicycle)


National Bicycle with plastic OGK rims. Good during rainy days.

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Electric Bicycle

Sanyo Enacle (Electric Bicycle) - Size 26, 3-Speed, Stainless Steel Rims/Carrier.


Sanyo PAS (Electric Bicycle) - Size 20, 3-Speed, Stainless Steel Rims, Air Horn, Chromed Carrier.
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jitensha bicycles? translation= bicycle bicycles?

Is that what its really called? Seems odd.

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At least you guys are not getting a million mamacharis.......the most popular type of bicycles in Japan...
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Mang Boy, I just discovered this thread. Thank you very much for posting these pictures and stories. These bikes are very different from the bikes I'm used to seeing in the US. I especially enjoyed the parasols mounted on the handlebars.

I know that they drive on the left side of the road in Japan. That explains why the lights are mounted on the right side of the bikes. What side do you drive on in the Philippines?
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I know that they drive on the left side of the road in Japan. That explains why the lights are mounted on the right side of the bikes. What side do you drive on in the Philippines?
The right way! ' same side like here in the U.S.
I was there last May, no cycling though, as it was too hot, even for a Texan.
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National KId's Bike

Just acquired a National Kid's Bike and after a new paint and new set of stainless spokes this is how it looks. Rims are Aero Alloy Rims with white side tires.

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Mang Boy, I just discovered this thread. Thank you very much for posting these pictures and stories. These bikes are very different from the bikes I'm used to seeing in the US. I especially enjoyed the parasols mounted on the handlebars.

I know that they drive on the left side of the road in Japan. That explains why the lights are mounted on the right side of the bikes. What side do you drive on in the Philippines?
Thanks for the visit on this thread. We do drive on the right side just like in the US. Some of my bicycles have two reflectors on both side of the bike. Installing a rear blinking/flashing light under the seat or rear carriers are my favorite installations. Do check my collection at Flickr.com (sancycles).
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Sancycles,

I just discovered this also. This may be the coolest thread I've seen on bike forums. I love hearing about bikes in other cultures, especially in Asia. Thanks for enlightening us.

I have been a big fan of the French mixte style of bicycle and was unaware of these practical Japanese styles. In fact, I want one of those front baskets for my mixte! One of my favorite bikes you posted is the first one, the Miyata Max.

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