I bought myself a new padded 10" wide saddle and these shorts.
The shorts arrived very quickly and about two weeks ahead of the new saddle for some reason but I was very glad that something arrived to help me as I just couldn't face another day riding my bike as it was.
Many older bikes are still quite useable and still satisfy the casual recreational user.
Indeed, many well-made used bikes are much better than some department store bikes today.
I began looking here on Amazon for something to relieve my aching posterior region.
in Kobe, Japan, and subsequently by Giant of Taiwan. bike boom of the 1970s and into the 1980s, Nishiki and West Coast Cycle competed with domestic companies including Schwinn, Huffy, and Murray; European companies including Raleigh, Peugeot and Motobecane—as well as other nascent Japanese brands including Miyata, Fuji, Bridgestone, Panasonic, Univega, Lotus and Centurion—itself a line of Japanese-manufactured bicycles that were specified, distributed and marketed by Western States Imports (WSI), a U. who had previously been partners in Wheel Goods Corporation in Minneapolis, later moving to Los Angeles in 1946 to purchase an existing retail bicycle store, Atlas Cycle, renaming it Playrite Bicycle Supply Co..
The bicycles were first marketed under the American Eagle brand beginning in 1965 and later under the Nishiki brand until 2001. The Cohens subsequently founded a bicycle, parts and accessory distribution company in the late 1950s, naming it West Coast Cycle Supply Company.
-- John Allen] Japanese bicycles are often of very fine quality, but few are available in the U. market today, due to unfavorable currency exchange rates. market for adult bicycles was basically owned by the French and English.
There are still many very fine Japanese bicycles available on the used market, and this article is intended as a guide to them. While Japanese bicycles were manufactured to very tight tolerances, and nicely finished (considerably better than their European competition), the Japanese had not yet come to terms with the average American's being taller and heavier than the average Japanese.
Bicycles are wonderfully simple, eloquent and efficient machines.