The Friday Cyclotouriste

a geo-photoblog chronicling my "excursions velo"

On the Road……Downtown Kyoto, Kawaramachi

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When you go to a foreign country you often see unusual car models zipping around that don’t exist in the US…well, the same thing is true for unusual models of bicycles.

The bicycle above is a great example of a morphology that I’ve never encountered in the US., but it is fairly typical of what you see on the streets of Kyoto.

What stands out to me about this bike:

  • small wheel diameter
  • dual front and rear racks and baskets
  • rain covers for the seat and rear basket
  • large kickstand to support the bike when loaded
  • high handlebars allowing for a comfortable, upright riding position
  • fenders and chain guard
  • an umbrella holder!

In a utilitarian sort of way, I find it quite a beautiful little machine.


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December 6th, 2014 at 10:38 pm


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