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  1. Thread: Bikes we like

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    "Utilite" minivelo longtail - made in Japan ...

    "Utilite" minivelo longtail - made in Japan

    http://blog-imgs-60.fc2.com/u/t/i/utilitebikes/2013061623250755f.jpg
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    Slapped on a 35 degree stem. My neck is happy...

    Slapped on a 35 degree stem. My neck is happy but it might be a bit too much. Would like to be just a little more forward and lower. 25 degrees might be the sweet spot for commuting.
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  3. Thread: Bikes we like

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    While going through the thread again I thought...

    While going through the thread again I thought the bike in post #116 looked familiar.

    I actually got to ride the mystery mini-tall bike this past summer at a cycling event in Tokyo. It was a...
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    What kind of pads are they? Shimano pads...

    What kind of pads are they?

    Shimano pads seem to melt in the rain - with the black grit getting all over the braking surface resulting in that gritty feeling and noise. Kool Stop pads, in...
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    It`s a Bontrager stand. Bontrager Rear Mount...

    It`s a Bontrager stand.

    Bontrager Rear Mount Kickstand - Replacement Parts - Accessories -Trek Store
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    I like how it "exudes the effeminate appearance".

    I like how it "exudes the effeminate appearance".
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    I'm 183cm. My wife's 410 sized minivelo feels...

    I'm 183cm. My wife's 410 sized minivelo feels just a bit cramped with the seatpost at max height but it's definitely rideable.

    Cycly is a used bike shop with locations all over the Tokyo area -...
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    Changed the tires to 2" Big Apples, the carrier...

    Changed the tires to 2" Big Apples, the carrier to a Topeak 29er rack, and the pedals to xpedo Sprys. Big difference in speed and comfort with the BA's.
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    My Marin Muirwoods 29er. Just changed to 2.0 Big...

    My Marin Muirwoods 29er. Just changed to 2.0 Big Apples and added some xpedo Spry pedals.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15454134059_5bdbd28594_b.jpg
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    from above - ...

    from above -

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15231805869_0a040e4e81_b.jpg
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    I`ve had my Muirwoods for 3 weeks, about 100 or...

    I`ve had my Muirwoods for 3 weeks, about 100 or so miles, and so far I`m really happy with it. Upgraded the saddle to a Brooks Select, the grips to Brooks Plump, and the handlebar to a Salsa Bend 2....
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    Love my new Muirwoods. ...

    Love my new Muirwoods.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15232011627_36e62b87c0_b.jpg
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    I`ve been using an Ikea Poncho. Keeps me dry -...

    I`ve been using an Ikea Poncho. Keeps me dry - and it`s cheap!

    KNALLA Rain poncho - black - IKEA
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    Well for real life early morning commuting I use...

    Well for real life early morning commuting I use lights of course. Not crazy about how the reflective stuff looks but am glad it`s there when I`m riding in the city at night. Truth be told, I was...
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    My new Muirwoods is hard to miss. ...

    My new Muirwoods is hard to miss.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/15181136680_dc18858cce_b.jpg
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    Went down to 55psi and yes, big difference. ...

    Went down to 55psi and yes, big difference. Thanks!
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    I haven`t made any additions to the bike yet. ...

    I haven`t made any additions to the bike yet. The Muirwoods comes with Schwalbe Citizen 622-40 tires. These are almost slicks with little tread. Today, I was running the back tire at almost max...
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    Handlebar vibration

    Took my new Marin Muirwoods 29er out for it`s first long ride today. One thing I noticed, that I don`t experience on any of my other bikes, is quite of bit of vibration through the handlebars.
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  19. IMO the best value for the budget conscious is a...

    IMO the best value for the budget conscious is a Dahon Boardwalk D7 or D8. I have two 2010 D7`s in my (small) rental bike fleet and plan to add 2 or 3 of the 2015 model once released. Simple with...
  20. Biked to work to Chelsea in Manhattan from Queens...

    Biked to work to Chelsea in Manhattan from Queens back in the 90`s. It was kind of nuts but so was I - loved the adrenalin rush every morning but it was definitely pretty dangerous. For the past 8...
  21. Poll: Car free with two kids and a Yuba Mundo. Easy -...

    Car free with two kids and a Yuba Mundo. Easy - but I live in Japan.
  22. I have a few Dahon, Tern and Pacific folding...

    I have a few Dahon, Tern and Pacific folding bikes available for rent. For more info you can google up Yokohama Rides and Rentals.
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    and a shot of the Dahon from last week in...

    and a shot of the Dahon from last week in Yokohama.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/13536881293_74a9929c20_b.jpg
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    Delivered a couple Pacific Carrymes to the annual...

    Delivered a couple Pacific Carrymes to the annual Cherry Blossom viewing ride this weekend.


    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/13657656933_7832b54880_b.jpg
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    Bromptons are definitely selling well here in...

    Bromptons are definitely selling well here in Tokyo/Yokohama.
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