road conditions in Northern Honshu

Christo

Warming-Up
May 28, 2008
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Hi all,

How are the road conditions in northern Honshu? Will I be ok with 700-28c tires, or do I need something more sturdy?

Are there lots of bike shops around if anything bad happens?
 

thomas

The Crank Engine
Nov 1, 2005
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How are the road conditions in northern Honshu? Will I be ok with 700-28c tires, or do I need something more sturdy? Are there lots of bike shops around if anything bad happens?
Hi Christo,

I cannot help you with cycle shops (perhaps Phil or Kiwisimon have more info on that), but during my two tours through Tohoku last year (Tour de Tohoku with Travis, Route 4 Revisited) I haven't found road conditions too challenging, using ordinary 700 x 23C tyres. At least, my problems with tyres and tubes ("Tour de Punk") during our trip to Hokkaido were not road-related. :D