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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-30-08, 03:01 PM   #1
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Any Japanese language fixed gear forums?

Does anyone know of a forum similar to LAfixed.com or Londonfgss.com for Tokyo? I would like to find a forum dedicated to the discussion of fixed wheel bikes in Japan.
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Old 07-30-08, 06:55 PM   #2
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I believe there's gotta be some out there. Ive been meaning to look around for some as its also a good way to get some reading practice in while looking at some nice bikes. If you can read JAPNZ, I would think that Mixi would also have some stuff as well.
ATM the only thing I can think of is PedalMafia

http://pedalmafiablog.livedoor.biz/

(Not 100% bikes, but...)
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Old 07-31-08, 07:56 PM   #3
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Mixi.

There are a couple large pista communities. Lots of buying/selling too. That, and the various blogs.
http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=37727
http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=2256
http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=1284188
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Mixi.

There are a couple large pista communities. Lots of buying/selling too. That, and the various blogs.
http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=37727
http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=2256
http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=1284188
You think they'd have the decency to do these sites in American. The nerve of these foreigners!
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Old 08-01-08, 09:41 AM   #6
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man, I bought (here) and sold (there) Tadashi's Schwinn Madison using Mixi. Love them kiddos/
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Hey,

I have been surfing around and found many stores are looking for English-speaking crews. Just wait around a bit, you might find English forums. So far I haven't find a place truly dedicated like this site. I am sceptical of places like Mixi and blogs. I think I am being too old-fashioned or something.

Are there any independently hosted forums? I don't wanna be reading diaries.

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You can start your own Tokyo English forums.
I dont know why no one has. I was going to but someone else should do it.
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You think they'd have the decency to do these sites in American. The nerve of these foreigners!
funniest thing i've read in a week!
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Old 08-04-08, 10:10 AM   #10
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Forums don't work well in Japan.
You got your blogs or "social networking sites" like mixi which Nate has mentioned. Or, you got your anonymous posting sites like 2ch with some threads.

Tomo Ishi:
What places were looking for English staff? I could always use another part time job.

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Last week Blue Lug had a listing on their blog. They were looking for bilingual if possible.
Found it... http://blogged.jugem.jp/?eid=565
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Hey,

You got it, Deathhare. I thought they would want people with a lot of SKILLs, but the hardle doesn't seems like too high according to that posting.

I don't really like anonymous posting place either. ... Oh well. I can come here all I want anyway. (I kinda come here to hear yal talk "AMERICAN!!!1" (got the mistype right too) cause I miss it. )

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