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Old 01-22-07, 01:53 PM   #1
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Toyko

My buddy desperately wants Toyko steel and has a friend on the ground there.
Where do we send him for Toyko cycling goodness? Sorry if this has been done before.

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My buddy desperately wants Toyko steel and has a friend on the ground there.
Where do we send him for Toyko cycling goodness? Sorry if this has been done before.
Send him to the the track
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Old 01-22-07, 02:57 PM   #3
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Psst... Tokyo.
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I see this has the makings of a long useless thread.
How about.... where specifically in Tokyo might we send our man on the streets?
Any used stuff frame wise?
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Dude, you asked for it!
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i know...i know..I totally set myself up for it.
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He isnt a BF member?
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It is not easy to find track bike stuff in tokyo...
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It is not easy to find track bike stuff in tokyo...
I guess thats true if you dont know where to look.
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I guess thats true if you dont know where to look.
touche!

it also depends on whether "cycling goodness/tokyo steel" = ~56-58cm keirin frames...or other goodness/steel.
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~56-58cm keirin frames...or other goodness/steel.
If youre looking for that youll be looking a long time probably. 56 maybe ok, bigger...pound sand.
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I don't think he rides bigger than 56. I hadn't even considered sizing an issue, silly me.
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I don't think he rides bigger than 56. I hadn't even considered sizing an issue, silly me.
Well what brand is most he looking for and how much can he spend on it?
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If youre looking for that youll be looking a long time probably. 56 maybe ok, bigger...pound sand.
precisely what i was implying. not impossible, but...

although, other "steel", from NJS drops to components to even smaller frames, would be varying degrees of easier to find.
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Fixedude, are you in Tokyo?
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I think he's south of you. Kyoto.

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I think he's south of you. Kyoto.

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Kyoto is west
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I think Ceya was referring to Kyoto being south of Toyko. But I don't know Japanese geography very well, so I'm not exactly sure where Toyko is.
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I think Ceya was referring to Kyoto being south of Toyko. But I don't know Japanese geography very well, so I'm not exactly sure where Toyko is.
Yeah i know..Kyoto is west of Tokyo. The ocean is south.
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Fixedude, are you in Tokyo?
definitely closer to kyoto, but currently south of osaka (wakayama)...southwest of tokyo. kyoto is where i usually end up, since that is where my friends are, though i expect to be in tokyo end-of-feb.
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Yeah i know..Kyoto is west of Tokyo. The ocean is south.
In the Military we refer to Kyoto as going south like if I was going to Sasebo. south of the Island.

It like in NY we say "going down south" even going to DC.

If we was doing grid or magnetic then I would say west or the way some Japan say to the center , being since it is near Gifu which the center of the island.

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In the Military we refer to Kyoto as going south like if I was going to Sasebo. south of the Island.

It like in NY we say "going down south" even going to DC.

If we was doing grid or magnetic then I would say west or the way some Japan say to the center , being since it is near Gifu which the center of the island.

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I gotcha..so in the military south isnt really south sometimes? Going 'south to Kyoto' is slang?
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Yeah i know..Kyoto is west of Tokyo. The ocean is south.
God damnit. I was making a joke about the misspelling of "Toyko" in the subject line.
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Haha..didnt even notice.
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