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SPD-compatible Rinko Pedals

The long-awaited SPD-compatible Rinko pedals from MKS have arrived. Now you can enjoy the convenience of SPD shoes and cleats, and yet remove your pedals in just seconds without tools. Initially intended for Rinko (the Japanese system of disassembling bikes for … Continue reading

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Bicycle Flea Market

Visiting Japan is fun, in part because I meet so many different cyclists. There are the cyclotourists, the randonneurs, the collectors… Bicycle collecting as a hobby has a long tradition in Japan, and there are many events for collectors. The … Continue reading

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It’s a Hobby!

It might be challenging to understand cycling enthusiasts when you aren’t one. We spend a lot of money on bikes, then spend a lot of time getting into shape, and then we go on rides to nowhere, and come home tired. After all this … Continue reading

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Join the Swift Campout

Some of Bicycle Quarterly‘s favorite stories have been campouts – short camping trips into the mountains. We pack lightly and enjoy spirited rides, unrolling our sleeping bag or setting up a lightweight tent at the end of the day, before continuing … Continue reading

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Compass Sale: Knickers, SKF BBs, Grand Bois Bars

We just received our latest shipment of our most popular product, the Compass Knickers. All sizes are back in stock, in the gray color (above). We always look for ways to improve our products. The latest batch of knickers incorporates … Continue reading

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Tokyo Cycle Parts Show

The first Tokyo Cycle Parts show was held last week. This trade show is open only to the bicycle industry, which allowed focused inquiry into products, and provided a good glimpse at what is happening in Japanese cycling. For me, it also … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes to you for 2016! May the new year bring you wonderful rides and great memories. Photo credit: Natsuko Hirose

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