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Thread: 11 days in Japan and it was still there when I got back to DCA!

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    Default 11 days in Japan and it was still there when I got back to DCA!

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    Okay, I'll ask, what was our local bike advocate doing in Japan? Who would have responded to the "bat-signal" when you were away?

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    Just taking advantage of the holiday to visit some friends. I rode a bike that was seven sizes to small all over Kyoto, and was blown away by all the family biking done by women on fancy e-bikes in Tokyo. I even got to ride the Bikeshare system in Toronto on the way back: https://twitter.com/timkelleydotnet/...70713296760832

    And don't worry, the splendid Erin Potter was watching over the forum. She was the one who cleared out the spam posts earlier.

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    Was there an ebike company that dominated? What were the big ebike brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Was there an ebike company that dominated? What were the big ebike brands?
    This is pretty close to the most popular family bike I saw around: http://thebridge.jp/en/2013/07/gyutt...ronic-bicycles

    Some Mom's even had another seat on the front too.

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    Did you see anyone actually pedaling one of them though? I'm guessing the moms basically use them with electric assist all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    Did you see anyone actually pedaling one of them though? I'm guessing the moms basically use them with electric assist all the time.
    Come to think of it, I actually don't think I saw anyone using them as electric mopeds. Everyone I saw was using them as pedal assist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    This is pretty close to the most popular family bike I saw around: http://thebridge.jp/en/2013/07/gyutt...ronic-bicycles
    But did you bring one home? $1,300 is a pretty great deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    but did you bring one home? $1,300 is a pretty great deal.
    nothing is my size in teh entire country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    nothing is my size in teh entire country.
    Who said it would be for you?

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