• 自転車 = Jitensha = bicycle.
  • Universal friendly greeting.
  • Firm saddle. - naotoj
  • Forward leaning position - naotoj
  • Roadbikes are the best for commuting, but... - naotoj

Road bike

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From This Japanese guide to commuting by bicycle.

Maybe a native Japanese speaker can provide a better translation.

"The road racer is the ultimate bicycle shape. Many people have a negative misperception that road cyclists think of themselves as 'god.'

"Road bikes are a difficult bike for most people to have, they're impractical for women with skirts, and they're expensive. Rain is bad with these bikes."

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  1. SuperEvilBrian 81 months ago | reply

    Haha ... these drawings are awesome. The accompanying translations are equally good and are most likely made better by not being accurate.

    At least they seem to be a little like "Japlish" with a fine example being: "All your base are belong to us". It was ina popular video game.

  2. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 80 months ago | reply

    His use of kana for English cuss words is pretty amusing to me, e.g. サノバビッチ

  3. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 80 months ago | reply

    Naoto, thank you so much for the translations!

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