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About bicycling in the country of Japan. For questions related to Japanese bicycle / component manufacturers (Shimano, Fuji, etc.) use their respective tags. For the sport of Keirin, use the keirin and racing tags.

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Need help to identify a brand of a japanese cruiser women bike

I've just purchased this bike from someone who could not tell me the brand. She told me it was Japanese (information provided by the previous owner). This bike has many atypical features, at least to ...
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Should I be concerned if the seat spring is a bit loose?

Hard to see or even photograph but as is in common in road bikes in Japan the bicycle seat is supported by one/two springs on a hole. It is cold now about -5C to 5C and the seat now moves up when ...
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Air Compressors never have air pressure gauges here so what is the easiest way to achieve a certain tire pressure?

I just checked a high end bicycle shop and it doesn't have air pressure gauge on the air compressor outlet( or anywhere) and the local shop doesn't have one at the end of long outside one- it is ...
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Can a child seat attached post-manufacture be as good an attachment as a manufacture installation?

I live in Japan. My wife has a regular good bicycle with a basket. I have a son who is 1 year and 8 months (he is 11 kilograms and is currently carried in a baby sling). My parents who live in ...
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Cycling into tunnels

I am planning a long trip in Japan (about 1400 km) in a hilly/mountain region. I already know there will be no cycling path and then I will have to share the road with cars. This is allowed by local ...
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How to turn right in Japan

In Japan, how are bicycles supposed to turn right? Apparently, new rules have been decided in 2015, and there is a specific way to turn to the right at a crossroad, depending whether there are ...
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