I've recently caught the cycling bug. And I seem to have lots of questions about bikes now that I never thought I would have. I've been cycling a lot in Kyoto recently (you're allowed to ride on the pavements, it's like being ten again). Although the bike I've been using is functional, I soon realised that it would be a lot more fun if I had a slightly better bike.
So I've ordered a new one from a bike shop here. They had to order one for me because I needed a bigger frame than any of the bikes in the shop at the time. So I thought I'd join the forum so that I could search, read and perhaps get some advice and answers to questions I have, from those with more experience in bikes.
The roads are quite flat here in most places, but I live at a higher elevation than most of the more built up busy areas, basically where all the shops are. So it's a fun downhill ride to get to pretty much anywhere I want to go, but more effort required to get home.
I do have a few questions which I'll ask separately.
So anyway, here I am, happy to be here. Looking forward to some bicycle talk.