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Old 02-03-13, 12:37 AM
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fixies banned in jpn

https://www.roadfixie.com/?p=771
whats next??
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Old 02-03-13, 12:44 AM
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Finally...
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Old 02-03-13, 12:47 AM
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whoa! seriously?
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Old 02-03-13, 12:50 AM
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whoa! seriously?
Relax... Did you actually read the story?
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Old 02-03-13, 12:51 AM
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Read the comments...
Also, this is from 2011.
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Old 02-03-13, 12:53 AM
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'Personally I don’t see the big deal’, commented DG, who was standing next to Rider X as he was tasered and had a live octopus forced up his rectum simultaneously
Pretty sure not srs.
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Old 02-03-13, 01:00 AM
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I love vacationing there. Next time we go we're going to rent bikes right away.

So many people bike there and most people lock up anywhere with what's equivalent to a $5 cable lock here. You could seriously cut those locks with a pair of scissors.

No joke, you see everyone from kids to the elderly biking everywhere.
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Old 02-03-13, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
You could seriously cut those locks with a pair of scissors.
The scary part is you've had the thought...
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Old 02-03-13, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist View Post
Relax... Did you actually read the story?
ha, no. but i went back and did actually instead of just skimming. i'm lazy
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Old 02-03-13, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist View Post
The scary part is you've had the thought...
It can't be helped when you come from a place where a heavy duty U-lock is not even enough.
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Old 02-03-13, 01:43 AM
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Front and rear brakes required not necessarily banned.
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Old 02-03-13, 02:09 AM
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Japan is an interesting place. You won't get your bike stolen if you leave it unlocked. However, schoolgirl look-a-like porn can be purchased from a vending machine right on the street. In other words, stealing is a serious crime over there, but you can look at whatever you like as long as you don't harm anyone else. Contrast to other countries where all the do-gooders try to enforce their own version of morality, meanwhile stealing goes unchecked.
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Old 02-03-13, 02:52 AM
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This is from 2011, look at the comments.... I believe this has to do with brakeless riding. Otherwise we wouldn't be seeing the sw33t leaders being chugged out by brotures.
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Old 02-03-13, 05:02 AM
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Front and rear brakes required not necessarily banned.
When did they make rear brakes required too? I only heard fronts were required
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Old 02-03-13, 09:06 AM
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"these fixed gear hooligans must be taken down a notch"

That octopus deal would deter me.

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Old 02-03-13, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist View Post
The scary part is you've had the thought...
riiight. Lock up your kids' bikes folks. Bigglypuff is coming to cut all of those locks with his trusty pair of scissors. I'm sure that'll leave em quakin in their boots.
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Old 02-03-13, 11:33 AM
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Most people don't lock up because the park in a Bicycle Garage (about 50 a day) I used to have two bikes, one for my house to the train station and the other from the train station to work. The only place I needed to lock my bike was on the US Navy base because my fellow sailors were thieves
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Old 02-03-13, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
It can't be helped when you come from a place where a heavy duty U-lock is not even enough.
I know... Was only kidding. I spent two years in NYC myself - and have a bike lock made of steel thick as my handlebars..
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Old 02-03-13, 12:44 PM
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Most people don't lock up because the park in a Bicycle Garage (about 50 a day) I used to have two bikes, one for my house to the train station and the other from the train station to work. The only place I needed to lock my bike was on the US Navy base because my fellow sailors were thieves
Go 'Merica!
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Old 02-03-13, 12:59 PM
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Go 'Merica!

sad but true I lived next to a Yakuza neighborhood and felt far safer there than I do here in the country of western Rhode Island.
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Old 02-03-13, 03:05 PM
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sad but true I lived next to a Yakuza neighborhood and felt far safer there than I do here in the country of western Rhode Island.
+1

I can leave my car unlocked, windows down off base with 100,000 on the dash and feel safer than leaving it locked on base in my drive way with $10 on the dash... I'm gonna miss Japan
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Old 02-03-13, 03:24 PM
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https://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/20...ting-in-japan/

I also read a story where it's custom in parts of Japan to drop $5 near a small child and see if they return it to the police or if they keep it. They are scolded if they are greedy and keep it for themselves and lauded if they give it to the police even though there isn't any way to track the owner. When I visited Taiwan last year I definitely got the impression that they there is a sense of community moreso than the individual.
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Old 02-03-13, 04:57 PM
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Well it's to the point where it can be a bit of a drawback.

Conforming is everything over there, so if you stick out your life is gonna be a little harder. While I absolutely loved some things over there, there are others that would drive me crazy. You have to separate your trash (perishables, wrappers, plastic, etc.) and throwing things away is no joke, it was a hassle to find just simple trash cans to throw things away.

But if we're talking strictly cycling, it's pretty damn awesome. I've read about foreigners getting hassled by police for riding nice bikes though, they want to know everything about the bike and make sure it's not stolen.
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Old 02-06-13, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by trx1 View Post
Apparently vowels, capital letters, and apostrophes are also banned in jpn. But not question marks.
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Old 02-06-13, 08:57 PM
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thats ridiculous. stupidest thing ive ever read
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