touring

  1. larsrose

    Tech Is it possible to upgrade a fixie to a touring bike?

    I am considering upgrading my bike to buy a touring bike. However, before end up spending a lot of money on a new bike, I wanted to figure out if I could reconfigure my current fixie to turn it into a simple touring bike. I have a Specizlized Globe Roll II, which has a great frame, but the...
  2. Joe McCarthy

    Joe, Living in Tokyo

    Hi, my name's Joe and I've been living in Tokyo for the last 3 years. I'm 27 and I'm into touring most of all but I also go for day rides on the weekend when I don't have time to travel far. I live very near the Arakawa, so I ride the cycle path quite often. I'd be interested in meeting up...
  3. AARON - SEA

    I want to Bike Tour through Japan...

    Hi, I'm Aaron I'm am a structural engineer and fairly recent University grad based out of Seattle. As the title says I am looking to do a bicycle tour through Japan in the very near future (first route will probably be something like this: http://japancycling.org/v2/cguide/part5/). Thing is...
  4. J

    Touring Kyushu, Mt. Aso, highlights and road condtions

    Hi all! I've been reading up on Kyushu, and the more I read, the more I want to be there already! I have my bike, a tent and two weeks of free time starting a week from now, when I land in Fukuoka, and I'm looking to make the best of it. I have no desire of turning this into an ironman race...
  5. nishiki2013

    For Sale Blackburn Outpost Handlebar Roll & frame bag (Ortlieb panniers sold)

    Hello, I'm selling my Blackburn Outpost Handlebar Roll (drybag included) and Ortlieb Waterproof Classic pannier bags (with handles/straps). Blackburn Outpost Handlebar Roll - ¥6000 Ortlieb Waterproof Backcity Roller pannier bags ( black/set of 2) - ¥8000 Postage paid buy purchaser on delivery...
  6. Tuomas

    Across Japan 2017

    Hello everyone. I would like to borrow the collective knowledge of the TCC community. On March 2017 (At the moment looking at Sunday 12th) I am planning on embarking on a journey Across Japan. I will start from Okinawa and ultimately would like to reach Wakkanai, but I have no idea about the...
  7. nishiki2013

    BikePackingJapan.com

    Hello, I started a new website back in August showcasing cycling routes, mostly around central Japan. There will be plenty more routes going up this year. If anyone is interested take a look. www.bikepackingjapan.com Thanks. Sean.
  8. RJMang

    2 Route Options: Hirayu Hot Springs to Matsumoto

    I'll be on my (moderately loaded) touring bike, day 6, going from the Hirayu Hot Springs area to Matsumoto. I've mapped out two route options: - option A) via route 158 down to the Matsumoto river valley. This is about 65 km and 775 mt of climbing, but there are a lot of tunnels - option B)...
  9. katakanadian

    Bike check before tour

    Hi! I can change a flat but I'll admit I'm no great mechanic. I'm planning on riding a few thousand clicks this summer but I'm wondering if someone would like to help me assess the road worthiness of my bike. It's been in storage here for 4 years. I got it out yesterday and pumped up the tires...