arrived in tokyo and picked up a bike project

crinale

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so i arrived in tokyo about a month ago and will be staying for a few months. a couple weeks of train commuting and i'm already itching to get back on a bike. scooped up bike and it's gonna be a bit of a project. looking forward to learning of resources and rides of the tokyo area!

right now, i'm on the lookout for shops n' workshops in eastern side of tokyo. i'm in sumida
 

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crinale

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turns out there's a number of outfits called cycle yoshida! an online retailer and a custom bike store front, which don't look related at all...

actually, are there any good parts-swap places? the seller of my bike told me about cycle paradise. I still need to find some time to check them out. been keepin' busy exploring other aspects of this new land.

i notice that japan has a vibrant 2nd hand market, especially on the geekier side of things, like with games n' toys. places like book off and mandarake are a couple of my favourite shops.
 

rommelgc

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actually, are there any good parts-swap places? the seller of my bike told me about cycle paradise.
Cycle paradise (http://www.cypara.com/) and cycly (http://www.cycly.co.jp/top/CSfTop.jsp) are 2nd hand/used shops, though they also have new parts available. Parts-swap, not sure if they will do that.

FWIW, I've used cycly online and even visited their shop while in Kyoto to get some old french 6sp freewheels. I find the cycly website more easier to navigate.
 

Musashi13

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Cycle paradise (http://www.cypara.com/) and cycly (http://www.cycly.co.jp/top/CSfTop.jsp) are 2nd hand/used shops, though they also have new parts available. Parts-swap, not sure if they will do that.

FWIW, I've used cycly online and even visited their shop while in Kyoto to get some old french 6sp freewheels. I find the cycly website more easier to navigate.
I have swapped parts with cycly, they even let me off the difference I owed them. It is quite expensive in there so don't go expecting bargains.
 
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