New Guy

jamisont

Warming-Up
Apr 5, 2011
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New Guy here.

I caught orders out to NAF Atsugi shortly after graduating in 09 and live in Kanagawa, but have an apartment in Tokyo proper as well (akasaka mitsuke). I ran in college (mile/800m) and managed to blow my hamstring doing it. I'm a pretty novice cyclist, but in good shape and looking to explore the sport.

My only competitive rides have been short crits back in the states. These days I spend a chunk of my weekend going up the sagami river.

Saw a couple of guys are going rolling this weekend. Curious to know the Japanese policy on putting a 57cm bike on a train.

Cheers

Tommy
 
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In Akasaka Mitsuke you can pick up a bike bag ("rinko-bukuro") nearby at Y's Cannondale Boutique. Or at many of the bike shops around town that deal with more than just shopping bikes.

I'm very happy with my Montbell Compact Rinko Quick Carry. At ¥7000 it's one of the more expensive ones, but it's good quality, ultralight and compact, and completely covers the bike so it satisfies even the Odakyu Line jobsworths.

Here's the instruction leaflet.