A mini-tour of Japan by bike – Gear and setup

Japan by bike

Cheap bikes for touring 30 days in Japan on bikes we got for free (abandoned at a bike shop that Chris works in), with new 5mm tyres, a few spokes, wheel true, new cables & a good clean the bikes ended up costing us around A$50 each. Anna’s sporting an Australian Gekko City Trail hybrid with v-brakes & 21 speed gears which weighed in at 12.5kg before adding 20kg+ panniers. ┬áChris has a GT Avalanche 3.0 mountain bike with disc brakes & continually breaking rear spokes. ┬áThe bike somehow weighed 17kg plus about 20kg luggage and panniers. There were a …

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