Friday, April 17, 2009

Jitensha. Solitary Japanese bicycles

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5 comments:

  1. Love the third and last photo. Very cool.

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  2. The proper term for these kind of bikes is a "safety frame" bike.Very sad to see the shaft drive one rusting away in the water.This style of bike is starting to make a comeback in North America mainly for urban short trip useage.Where I live in Canada something similar to the second from the top will cost you about $600.00.Made in China of course.Is there a bike racing track anywhere near you Ojisanjake? I have a link to "Shikoku Keirin" racing on Lee 1.It's a challenge trying to get around the site but I manage. cjg of eroticalee

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  3. Hi cjg
    You're right... mostly they are used by housewives and schoolkids. They are a lot cheaper here, probably due to the volume sold. No, no bike racing near here... too far from the cities.

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