@keizo you get used to it. Good clothes, wind- and waterproof from head to toes and sport glasses and everything is fine. I only fear slippery spots on the road at turning points. Very heavy rain is bad, as the brakes work delayed and are weaker.
@keizo reminds me of yesterday, what's the worst, other people who forget how to behave.
A woman was in front of me with a high visibility neon yellow vest, a helmet, but broken taillight and she gave not a single sign when turning. stupidity ai its best.
@keizo not at all, most times I am even get too warm, I ride very fast, so it is a little tiny bit of sport twice a day. But I hate wrapping up all these layers of outer shell to protect me from weather, takes ages :)
@keizo sorry for the late reply. It is really hard to say, it depends on what you want to do with your bike. Only short tours in the city? - shopping with sidepacks or even a trailer? Use it for sports (Mountain Bike, Roadbike)? travelling? everyday?
@keizo I have no idea how bikes + taxes are in Japan, but I'd expect ~125,000.00 ¥ for a sturdy, reliable, safe bike that is fitted to your size and so on. A good bike shop will measure or ask for leg length and try some saddle/handlebar settings with you.