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03-22-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,762
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: 1,171
Views: 266,714
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: 3,836
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: 8,935
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: 2,893
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: 937
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: 3,497
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: 128
Views: 10,004
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: 5,157
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: 1,624
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: 2,770
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: 11
Views: 937
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: 909
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: 7,131
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: 2,550
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: 2,334
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: 1,159
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: 4,288
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: 22,761
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: 10,873
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: 3,683
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: 6,308
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: 2,466
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: 1,607
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: 18,137
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: 3,239
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: 3,239
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: 531
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: 3,239
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: 531
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: 1,569
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: 5,093
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: 1,866
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: 9,575
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: 1,171
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: 939
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: 871
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: 5,052
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: 8,563
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: 2,450
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: 5,052
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: 1,442
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: 8,731
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: 1,038
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,446
Posted By Sangetsu

My main road bike was issued to me by my team...

My main road bike was issued to me by my team back in 1998. It was one of a handful of steel frames still ridden by pros at the time, I was the only one on the team to get one, all the other riders...
09-11-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Posted By Sangetsu

Kind of a big nothing. My family has a...

Kind of a big nothing. My family has a beach-front home on Florida's gulf coast (near Sarasota), which luckily suffered no damage, other than a few broken tree branches. There was no storm surge at...
Forum: Touring
09-10-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,763
Posted By Sangetsu

No one used a Brooks when I was racing either,...

No one used a Brooks when I was racing either, but then we all wore high-end shorts which did much of the work. When I would get a new Selle San Marco, it would cost about $70. A pair of Assos...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By Sangetsu

Did you do anything to your quads that was not...

Did you do anything to your quads that was not cycling-related? Last week after a 30km ride, I cleaned the chains on a couple of bikes, and did some other cleaning. I had to squat down a lot while...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 266,714
Posted By Sangetsu

I had the same problem with two Birdies which...

I had the same problem with two Birdies which were not equipped with the original chain guards.

Installing a new crankset for the front is an easy job, but getting a front derailleur to work is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,421
Posted By Sangetsu

When I was a kid, I found a fairing from a Harley...

When I was a kid, I found a fairing from a Harley Electro Glide. I was able to mount it to an old Scwhinn that I had at the time. With a 12v battery from my little sister's Barbie Jeep, I could...
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