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02-21-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,238
Posted By Sangetsu

When I got my new Gios Compact Pro, it did indeed...

When I got my new Gios Compact Pro, it did indeed look too pretty to ride. The beautiful blue paint, chrome stays. The gold hardware on the seat post clamp and derailleur hangers. The red-anodized...
12-19-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,101
Posted By Sangetsu

They may be more sellable than you think. 90% of...

They may be more sellable than you think. 90% of cyclists wouldn’t know what these bikes are, and 100% of non-cyclists would have no idea. These bikes could easily be sold overseas, they would be...
11-26-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By Sangetsu

CDC Data: Total Deaths All Causes (US) 2017 =...

CDC Data: Total Deaths All Causes (US)
2017 = 234,458 per month
2018 = 236,600 per month
2019 = 237,916 per month
2020 = 236,667 per month (Jan to Sept)
11-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By Sangetsu

No, you didn't pass the quarter million deaths...

No, you didn't pass the quarter million deaths milestone yesterday. If you used Germany's standard for counting COVID fatalities, total deaths in the US would be 31,000. If you used Japan's standard,...
11-21-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,564
Posted By Sangetsu

Here in Japan positive tests are increasing as...

Here in Japan positive tests are increasing as the weather cools down, but there is no increase in ICU usage or fatalities. COVID is not among the top 10 causes death in Japan (this is true of most...
11-21-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Sangetsu

The positivity rate is irrelevant. The problem is...

The positivity rate is irrelevant. The problem is that PCR tests do not distinguish between those who have the virus, and those who recently had it and are not infectious. In addition to this, PCR...
03-22-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,396
Posted By Sangetsu

Rain will accelerate wear on the chain and...

Rain will accelerate wear on the chain and braking surfaces, but not so much so long as you clean them up after your rides. Rainwater splashed off the ground contains a lot of grit, dirt, and other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-17, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 421,379
Posted By Sangetsu

In markets where Birdys are popluar, retailers...

In markets where Birdys are popluar, retailers often sell rear pivot pins. The front pivots come originally with plastic bushings which eventually wear out. Dealers usually carry replacements, some...
11-20-17, 11:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,932
Posted By Sangetsu

I've owned more than 60 cars, and a dozen or so...

I've owned more than 60 cars, and a dozen or so motorcycles. I was single until I was in my 40's, and enjoyed cars, often owning as many as 5 at a time.

I've owned about 20 bicycles over my life....
Forum: Foo
10-18-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,098
Posted By Sangetsu

I started playing the guitar a few years ago. ...

I started playing the guitar a few years ago.

My uncle and cousin were well-known musicians, and very good guitarists. They were famous enough that when I was a high school student, my band...
10-09-17, 12:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,039
Posted By Sangetsu

On days when I feel weaker or slower, I can...

On days when I feel weaker or slower, I can usually blame it on what I ate, or, more importantly, what I didn't eat. Eating well the day before, and getting something in my stomach an hour or so...
10-04-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Sangetsu

After 8 weeks you should be well-acclimated to...

After 8 weeks you should be well-acclimated to your saddle, if you aren't, then you should consider trying something else. Some people think more padding is the answer, but often this is not the...
10-04-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,754
Posted By Sangetsu

My body tends to remember things my brain...

My body tends to remember things my brain forgets. I began riding seriously when I was 13 years old, and have logged countless miles since then. When I am on my bike, my body takes over, my brain...
10-04-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,886
Posted By Sangetsu

You can always have both, maybe all three (if you...

You can always have both, maybe all three (if you include an attractive woman). It's a shame that most of us can't afford a Porsche when we are younger, and are more interested in fair company. When...
10-04-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,622
Posted By Sangetsu

I used to wear Assos Sportsline and Prosline...

I used to wear Assos Sportsline and Prosline shorts, the Sportsline were less expensive, and came with genuine chamois leather and simple padding, the Prosline was synthetic, with a sophisticated...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By Sangetsu

I have always shifted up two or so gears when...

I have always shifted up two or so gears when standing on the pedals to take a momentary advantage of the increased leverage and weight. This was often enough to open a gap between me and another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,276
Posted By Sangetsu

Color Plus here in Japan makes a beautiful Ti...

Color Plus here in Japan makes a beautiful Ti seat post, I just can't justify the $550 price tag. I got a Ti post on eBay for $120, and am quite happy with it. Light, stiff, no rust.
10-01-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,390
Posted By Sangetsu

Cycling, and guitar are my drugs, in that order....

Cycling, and guitar are my drugs, in that order. Every single member of my family smoked cigarettes, and being a contrary person, this caused me to avoid them. My brother was a flaming alcoholic,...
09-30-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sangetsu

The most important "muscles" are the heart and...

The most important "muscles" are the heart and lungs, and as you ride, these greatly improve in efficiency. In my racing days, I was a sprinter, and if you have ever sprinted in the final stretch...
09-30-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,615
Posted By Sangetsu

I don't often ask the question "are you stupid"?...

I don't often ask the question "are you stupid"? But there you have it.

Listening to music while riding a bike is inherently unsafe; it is utterly, completely, and stupidly unsafe, and anyone who...
09-28-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,096
Posted By Sangetsu

I used mine after the big earthquake in Japan in...

I used mine after the big earthquake in Japan in 2011. Tokyo suffered from rolling blackouts, so from time to time the trains would stop running, which could leave me stranded far from home. I had a...
09-27-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,910
Posted By Sangetsu

At the shop where I worked, customers had to sign...

At the shop where I worked, customers had to sign a work order before repairs were done. The work order specified that if the owner failed to pick up his bike within 30 days, it would be disposed of...
09-26-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sangetsu

I'm sure no one forgot their bongs or pipes.

I'm sure no one forgot their bongs or pipes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,219
Posted By Sangetsu

The should call it the "Tron". I'll get one if...

The should call it the "Tron". I'll get one if and when they show up in Japan, I'm still sporting a Briko Twinner from the Cipollini era.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,265
Posted By Sangetsu

In any case, I received a prompt email from Deng...

In any case, I received a prompt email from Deng Fu this morning (within 24 hours of sending my email regarding the break) and they will send me a warranty replacement. They've asked that I cut out...
09-24-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,962
Posted By Sangetsu

The Yamaha power-assist bike is the VW Bug of...

The Yamaha power-assist bike is the VW Bug of Japan, you will see them parked in front of every market, every kindergarten, and every park in the country. They come with a large number of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,862
Posted By Sangetsu

The latest Traincle comes with a titanium fork,...

The latest Traincle comes with a titanium fork, claimed weight is 6.3kg. The design of the fork looks a bit Brompton-like, but is polished to match the rest of the frame. The one I tried had a...
09-24-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,604
Posted By Sangetsu

It has never bothered me. I air up my tires...

It has never bothered me. I air up my tires before every ride, and any loss will be made up for at that time. The minuscule difference in pressure loss is not enough to waste one's time thinking...
09-24-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,935
Posted By Sangetsu

Lake were my first pair of clipless shoes. They...

Lake were my first pair of clipless shoes. They were bottom-end models made mostly of plastic, but held up together well. I no longer go much by what name is on the outside, I try on as many shoes as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,950
Posted By Sangetsu

Panasonic Traincle

Recently I tried out one of these bikes, a LBS has a used one for sale.

These bikes were designed to be carried by tourists and commuters on trains, and are very light weight and compact. With...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-17, 05:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,934
Posted By Sangetsu

The good points about my old Brompton. The...

The good points about my old Brompton.

The fold. I could fold or unfold my Brompton in seconds (at least I could when I first got it), and parking it was as simple as kicking the swingarm under...
Forum: Foo
09-20-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,815
Posted By Sangetsu

What is this deliciousness? It's the right...

What is this deliciousness?

It's the right combination of ingredients put together the right way. Japan, being an island, harvests large amounts of fish every year, and the food infrastructure...
Forum: Foo
09-20-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,815
Posted By Sangetsu

There's a sushi restaurant here that advertises...

There's a sushi restaurant here that advertises with "Our chef is from Tokyo

A Japanese friend of mine got a job as a sushi chef in a London restaurant. In Tokyo he had been a barista at...
Forum: Foo
09-20-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Sangetsu

Ok, So I haven't dealt with any of those...

Ok,

So I haven't dealt with any of those "credit companies" for a very long time, so that means that my info may have survived this most recent breach, but what about the next one?

I suppose I...
Forum: Foo
09-20-17, 03:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,815
Posted By Sangetsu

I live in Tokyo, and there are some nearby...

I live in Tokyo, and there are some nearby restaurants which serve fugu, or blowfish. Many of these restaurants have clear tanks visible from the sidewalks, the tanks have live blowfish swimming...
Forum: Foo
09-20-17, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Sangetsu

Riddle me this Say your info was stolen in...

Riddle me this

Say your info was stolen in the Equifax breach that has recently been on the news. So, SSN, drivers license etc are in the data that was stolen.

Come tax time, it's suggested...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-17, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sangetsu

I bought a set of Oakley Juliet titanium...

I bought a set of Oakley Juliet titanium sunglasses in the late 90's, and have been wearing them ever since. I have sat on them, stepped on them. and crashed on them (the glasses were compressed...
09-20-17, 03:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,235
Posted By Sangetsu

Will DEF use hard plastic case next time and not...

Will DEF use hard plastic case next time and not rely on insurance

Just pay for the extra insurance, if you haven't learned the benefit of buying insurance by now, don't ever apply to me for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By Sangetsu

Rule #1 DO NOT EXPECT TO GET STRONGER AT CYCLING...

Rule #1 DO NOT EXPECT TO GET STRONGER AT CYCLING FROM CYCLING.

As a longtime rider, and former racer, I strongly disagree with this statement, it is wrong.

Every year I get off the bike when...
09-15-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,521
Posted By Sangetsu

Been there and done that. I am a competent bike...

Been there and done that. I am a competent bike mechanic, and can easily enough remount a wheel quickly after having a flat. But it's never that quick when riding a bike with disk brakes. It is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,076
Posted By Sangetsu

I ran tubulars for years, and never did anything...

I ran tubulars for years, and never did anything to the tires other than glue them on. It sounds like whatever you have used to remove the excess latex caused it to become uncured, and become a...
09-15-17, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By Sangetsu

I found it on the dark side of a convenience...

I found it on the dark side of a convenience store near a dumpster laying on its side unlocked before sunrise.

You may think you didn't steal it, but you picked up a piece of property which...
09-15-17, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By Sangetsu

I've had three flats in the last four weeks. Two...

I've had three flats in the last four weeks. Two of those were in the first minutes of my ride, but were easily fixed, I've can do a tube change in only 5 minutes nowadays.

I recommend you get...
09-14-17, 03:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,341
Posted By Sangetsu

For whatever reason, when people are behind the...

For whatever reason, when people are behind the wheel of a vehicle, they tend to become more aggressive than they might otherwise be. People who are normally easygoing and polite can become quite...
09-14-17, 02:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,899
Posted By Sangetsu

Get the proper bag to carry your sword. Here in...

Get the proper bag to carry your sword. Here in Japan people attend various types of sword classes, and kendo supply stores sell bags for shinai, bokken, and genuine swords. You are not allowed to...
Forum: Foo
09-13-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,166
Posted By Sangetsu

I know two people who have won the lottery. I...

I know two people who have won the lottery. I would not wish what happened to them on anyone, winning ruined their lives.
09-13-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,341
Posted By Sangetsu

The problem is that those guys with the big...

The problem is that those guys with the big trucks also tend to be carrying a gun somewhere under their bellies.

"Rolling coal" and worse has been a problem since I began riding a bike, a long...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Sangetsu

I was doing a similar commute in Tokyo. My old...

I was doing a similar commute in Tokyo. My old Peugeot folder got a little rickety from the rides, the cutouts on the sidewalks are rather high, which jarred the bike, and required me to keep the...
09-12-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,706
Posted By Sangetsu

Fashion is a fickle thing. Steel has always been...

Fashion is a fickle thing. Steel has always been a wonderful material for bicycles. Quality steels are light, resilient, absorb shocks and road imperfections really well. And steel is long-lasting, I...
Forum: Foo
09-12-17, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By Sangetsu

I moved to Miami just before Andrew, and that was...

I moved to Miami just before Andrew, and that was a hell of a storm. There were many to follow that, the last one being Wilma in 2005. Irma has turned out to be not nearly as bad as Wilma. Since...
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