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10-16-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By rukawa

eventually I want to do 100km/day on a long trip,...

eventually I want to do 100km/day on a long trip, but now.. about 5km/day, the automatic mode is 41km, longest mode is 59km.
10-08-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By rukawa

I peddled about 55km today and it took me a good...

I peddled about 55km today and it took me a good 5 hours. I can't really cover much distance on and off the sidewalks in Japan. It'd be a different story if I'm fast enough to ride on the road though.
10-04-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By rukawa

http://cycle.panasonic.jp/products/electric/ENH4/i...

http://cycle.panasonic.jp/products/electric/ENH4/index.html

This is the Panasonic Hurryer, the only model that fits my requirements of having a mountain bike body, tire and front shocks..
10-03-12, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By rukawa

Actually, I think I'm okay with lower-powered...

Actually, I think I'm okay with lower-powered motors. I used to be on my bicycle (mamachari) more than I walk and I'd power through hills just to avoid walking. The intention for the ebike is to...
10-03-12, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By rukawa

Thanks for the advice everybody. Panasonic seems...

Thanks for the advice everybody. Panasonic seems very sexy.
10-02-12, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By rukawa

Thanks for the advice. I actually had read...

Thanks for the advice. I actually had read through your thread last week. It looks like a very expensive setup. I'll definitely look into mid-drive systems. Do you have more pictures of your bike?
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09-29-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By rukawa

Electric Bicycles in Japan

Hello,

Electric bikes seem quite popular here in Japan. A lot of the moms sport a motor-assisted mamachari (mama's chariot), but I haven't seen too many electric mountain bikes.

In a year or so...
06-06-11, 02:13 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 28,833
Posted By rukawa

I am glad

I'm glad that I have not unsubscribed from this thread a few days ago.

I read JV's reply and I find it to be very logical and I do believe they did what they could to keep the customer happy,...
01-11-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 28,833
Posted By rukawa

thanks!

thanks!
01-05-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 28,833
Posted By rukawa

Hello Vancouverites, I am looking into a...

Hello Vancouverites,

I am looking into a shaft-driven bicycle, but can't seem to find any here in lower mainland. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
02-18-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By rukawa

Budget ones can be found in bestbuy.. look for...

Budget ones can be found in bestbuy.. look for ones that has padding specifically for laptops inside..

I use this bag to carry my notebook.. made by Targus.. it has a neat rain screen underneath.....
Forum: Commuting
02-18-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By rukawa

My daily route.. just 5k, but takes me 30...

My daily route.. just 5k, but takes me 30 minutes...

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1633965
02-17-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

All I understood from you sir was that you...

All I understood from you sir was that you thought it was dangerous and clifbar was stupid. While you are entitled to your opinions it is in no way justified for you to repeatedly insult another...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,905
Posted By rukawa

Angry? :D I guess they can come up with some...

Angry? :D I guess they can come up with some kinda ID system.. number stickers?
02-17-08, 03:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

Laws are to be obeyed, whether it be a civil...

Laws are to be obeyed, whether it be a civil servant or a cyclist.

You continue to ridicule him for his choice, rather than his misdemeanor. No matter how I look at it, the plow truck driver was...
02-17-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

The laws in you country clearly protects both the...

The laws in you country clearly protects both the smart and the not-so smart citizens. Dumb people don't deserve to get run over by plow trucks.

While you and I disagree on his reaction to the...
02-16-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

This is under your assumption that all plow...

This is under your assumption that all plow trucks are going to tackle you when they are trailing you.
02-16-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

Have you considered the fact that he may not know...

Have you considered the fact that he may not know what was coming? that he had given the plow driver the benefit of doubt that the driver was going to obey the law like he was supposed to?

How it...
02-16-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

I don't believe clifbar is an idiot. He was not...

I don't believe clifbar is an idiot. He was not wrong, period. He obeyed the law and exercised his right. If the truck driver did the same there would be a discussion here.

The logic is exactly...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,905
Posted By rukawa

Given the volume of the order, the school can...

Given the volume of the order, the school can easily directly call up a bike distributor in China or go through one of the middlemen in North America. There are tons of bikes from China at the...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,796
Posted By rukawa

That beautiful, far away from the car exhaust......

That beautiful, far away from the car exhaust... and so close to the scenery beach...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,905
Posted By rukawa

For this situation... I think the Japanese...

For this situation... I think the Japanese standard commuters bike is the best choice.
Easy to mount and dismount, fenders, bottle dynamo, 6 speed, basket, chain guard.. for just 100bux! You can...
02-14-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,057
Posted By rukawa

I was walking down the street on a Saturday...

I was walking down the street on a Saturday morning after a night of snow.. just to enjoy myself. Suddenly I heard someone honking from the distance. I turned to look and thought the truck was...
Forum: Introductions
02-12-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By rukawa

Howdy! I used to live in Burnaby, Greater...

Howdy! I used to live in Burnaby, Greater Vancouver as well!
Forum: Introductions
02-11-08, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By rukawa

Its quite an experience riding the streets near...

Its quite an experience riding the streets near where I live.. its a very lively place near the station. I will try to post some videos once I have figured out how to mount my camera.

Right now...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,218
Posted By rukawa

That sounds like pedo psycho! How about...

That sounds like pedo psycho!

How about "Bike rider"... like "Knight rider" hmm? hmm? :D
Forum: Commuting
02-10-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,294
Posted By rukawa

Barry, How did you mount your camera to the...

Barry,

How did you mount your camera to the bicycle?
Forum: Commuting
02-10-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By rukawa

Beautiful bike. I like the all black color way...

Beautiful bike. I like the all black color way and somehow the word CITY makes the whole design simple yet elegant. How are the tire treads treating you? encountered any bad road conditions where...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,795
Posted By rukawa

It has been snowing here and there for the past...

It has been snowing here and there for the past few weeks. My tire treads are completely useless on snow and ice. Luckily the snow from yesterday melted under the sun at around 11am so I went out for...
Forum: Introductions
02-10-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By rukawa

What kind of bike are you planning to get?

What kind of bike are you planning to get?
Forum: Introductions
02-10-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By rukawa

Nice to meet you. I am new as well. I believe...

Nice to meet you. I am new as well. I believe being on the bike is the highlight of my day.. EVERYDAY! whether it be just strolling slowly on the sidewalk or grinding up the hills.. biking is fun!
Forum: Introductions
02-10-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By rukawa

Hi Steve, Feels like home seeing these...

Hi Steve,

Feels like home seeing these bikes. In Japan, everybody young or old have ridden a mama-chari at least once in their lifetime. When I was a child my family had a bike just like that but...
Forum: Introductions
02-10-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By rukawa

I will share a bit about what I have found out...

I will share a bit about what I have found out through my bike purchase research.

The style of my bike is standard for commuter bikes in Japan...with the exception of the 6 speed shift. Most...
Forum: Introductions
02-09-08, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By rukawa

Hello, I am currently in Tokyo Institute of...

Hello, I am currently in Tokyo Institute of Technology studying Dye-sensitized solar cell. My goal is to reduce the production cost by finding alternative industry-ready materials.

I used to take...
Forum: Introductions
02-09-08, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By rukawa

Rider from Japan

I am 26, born in Taiwan, lived in Canada, currently residing in Japan for grad school.

I ride about 10km round-trip to school everyday through 3 hills, 30minutes one way. The roads are quite bumpy...
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