Anyone know what happened to Zuki bikes?

Yossarian

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Hi there everyone,

I think about a year ago Zuki Bikes in Akebanebashi (and all the other Water Group shops like Psycrithm) all closed without a trace. I used to go to Zuki all the time to get my Colnago tuned and it was one of my favourite bike shops in Tokyo. They were always very friendly chaps down there.

Anyone know what became of them or whether they reopened anywhere else?

Cheers,
Yossarian

PS: Nicole Euro Cycles in Aoyama has also closed down... Times must be tough for these guys.
 
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I have heard only one side of the story - a sorry tale of incompetence, mismanagement, deception, corruption, substance abuse etc. that I'm not going to repeat here.

Meanwhile Nicole Euro Cycles reverted to its former incarnation as a BMW car dealership. I presume the dalliance with bicycles was just a tax-loss exercise; can't see how a bicycle boutique in that location could have been a going concern.
 
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I have heard only one side of the story - a sorry tale of incompetence, mismanagement, deception, corruption, substance abuse etc. that I'm not going to repeat here.

Meanwhile Nicole Euro Cycles reverted to its former incarnation as a BMW car dealership. I presume the dalliance with bicycles was just a tax-loss exercise; can't see how a bicycle boutique in that location could have been a going concern.

Even today cyclists gather around the truing stand with their cups of coffee telling the fateful tale in hushed whispers.
 

Doug3

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Meanwhile Nicole Euro Cycles reverted to its former incarnation as a BMW car dealership. I presume the dalliance with bicycles was just a tax-loss exercise; can't see how a bicycle boutique in that location could have been a going concern.
Komazawa branch is still open. Met the owner of the whole Nicole conglomerate in the store once, who is a foreign businessman, and very pleasant. Seemed interested in supporting cycling. Right next to my place so go in occasionally for consumables.


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