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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Sangetsu
The best touring bike can be had for a good price...

The best touring bike can be had for a good price if you shop around. The bike I recommend is the old Schwinn Voyageur. The version with the cantilever brakes is best. The Voyageur is an extremely...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,081
Posted By Sangetsu
Start eating now. Rice, pasta, and other...

Start eating now. Rice, pasta, and other carb-rich foods will release energy as you need it. Don't eat a meal in one sitting, eat a little bit every hour or so, so the food is evenly distributed in...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Sangetsu
I have done 250km rides on regular road bikes...

I have done 250km rides on regular road bikes without comfort issues. The OP has only been riding for a few weeks, not long enough to physically adjust to riding.

To the OP, you need to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 819
Posted By Sangetsu
I live in Roppongi, near Hinokicho park, next to...

I live in Roppongi, near Hinokicho park, next to Midtown. This is probably the most un-Japanese part of Japan you will find, but it is convenient to Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Akasaka. I often wish that...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By Sangetsu
The "race to the bottom" as you call it, is...

The "race to the bottom" as you call it, is primarily caused by consumer demand. Consumers want the best bike they can get for the lowest price possible, and that applies to more than just bikes, as...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 819
Posted By Sangetsu
One of the bad things about Japan is that people...

One of the bad things about Japan is that people absolutely do not like to buy anything that looks used, and if you take a bike for a test ride, it is considered "used." I think this is absurd,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 899
Posted By Sangetsu
I bought a beat up 50's Schwinn cruiser, and...

I bought a beat up 50's Schwinn cruiser, and found the front tube to have 12 patches on it, and the rear tube to have 18! I put the tubes back in, and they were still holding air when I sold the bike...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By Sangetsu
I use fenders to keep myself dry, my bike doesn't...

I use fenders to keep myself dry, my bike doesn't care one way or the other. My oldest bike has been ridden in all kinds of weather for 18 years now with no fenders, no service, not even a re-lube,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-12-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 611
Posted By Sangetsu
You will find that adding a gas engine is more...

You will find that adding a gas engine is more trouble than it is worth. The amount of time finding the engine, adapting it to your bike, and making it work properly is considerable. Next, add the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-12-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By Sangetsu
I would put consuming 5000 calories per day on...

I would put consuming 5000 calories per day on the list. As for fashion faux pas, here in Tokyo there are no rules. Riding while wearing a ballerina costume and a rubber horse mask won't turn many...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Sangetsu
I wish I had the time, but with work, a family,...

I wish I had the time, but with work, a family, there is no time. I will be doing a ride from Sapporo to Nagasaki in the fall, and it is a struggle to put together the free time necessary. I am still...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,286
Posted By Sangetsu
I was a traffic homicide investigator for a large...

I was a traffic homicide investigator for a large police department until 2008, with 10 years experience in that position. There are good and bad years over that time, but no increase in the trend of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,286
Posted By Sangetsu
Riding has always been dangerous, and before cell...

Riding has always been dangerous, and before cell phones and GPS there were people smoking, eating, drinking, or even reading books while driving. I don't think roads are any more dangerous than they...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-21-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By Sangetsu
I've ridden new and old, and I do think the...

I've ridden new and old, and I do think the older, genuine chamois is more comfortable. A little chamois butter, and it is even more comfortable. But shorts are like anything else nowadays, a lot of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-21-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,208
Posted By Sangetsu
I have always used Kleenbore gun conditioner. I...

I have always used Kleenbore gun conditioner. I like this oil because it lubricates well, prevents corrosion, and is easy to remove with a Park chain gang cleaner and Simple Green.

I dislike many...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-11-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By Sangetsu
It may be a bit of a jump for you, but a good set...

It may be a bit of a jump for you, but a good set of rollers is a great way to train, and you don't have to take off the front wheel.

My first rollers were a thrift store find, so the price was...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 658
Posted By Sangetsu
I bought a Park floor pump a couple of years ago...

I bought a Park floor pump a couple of years ago from a local shop. I used it less than a week before a seal blew. I exchanged it for another pump, which had the same problem within a couple weeks. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Sangetsu
The Le Tour is a quality bike. I remember the ads...

The Le Tour is a quality bike. I remember the ads for the Le Tour, with it's lugged frame, carefully assembled to prevent losing the temper in the main tubes. The parts were Sugino, with 27" wheels....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Sangetsu
Never tried Assos' outlet, but they make a...

Never tried Assos' outlet, but they make a quality product, and I have never been disappointed with any Assos gear I have used.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-31-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Sangetsu
Remember your first ride in cycling shorts?

On Sunday I suited up for my usual ride around Jingu park in Tokyo. I put on an old team jersey, and a fairly new pair of Pearl Izumi shorts, and got into the elevator for a 28 story downward trip to...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-31-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By Sangetsu
It depends on how much you are going to ride. In...

It depends on how much you are going to ride. In my guns-ho racing days I ate as much of anything I felt like eating, my diet was heavy in burgers, pasta, cola, and ice cream. No matter how much I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-29-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sangetsu
No, breakfast is not necessary before an early...

No, breakfast is not necessary before an early morning ride, but it is essential after your ride. Eating as soon as possible after a ride will give your body the materials it needs to repair the...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-28-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,980
Posted By Sangetsu
Why should we subsidize free parking? The people...

Why should we subsidize free parking? The people who use those free spaces often park there to go shopping, to eat, or do other things. If they had to pay for parking, then they would likely so...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-28-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,082
Posted By Sangetsu
I had a GMC Suburban 2500, AWD with a 7.4 liter...

I had a GMC Suburban 2500, AWD with a 7.4 liter engine. It was smooth, comfortable, powerful, and with locking axles, didn't get stuck. It held 44 gallons of gasoline, and I could get from Miami to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-28-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Sangetsu
I would do a recovery ride the day after a race...

I would do a recovery ride the day after a race or long training ride (100-200km). These rides would be just long enough for me to get warmed up, in an easy gear, at an easy pace. As the name...
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