Help Bike Hire / 1 day tours out of tokyo

charlie

Warming-Up
Apr 3, 2012
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London
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Hi!

I am coming to Tokyo from London this Thursday for 2 weeks and looking at the warm weather fancy getting out on a bike and get some miles in. I was hoping to get some advice on places to possibly hire a half decent road bike and maybe some advice on routes or even the possibility of joining a group for a ride. I stay with my wife's family in Midorigaoka, Meguro district in Tokyo so the nearest place to that area would be ideal, but happy to travel.

I normally ride a Van Nicholas Euros, and did the Tour of Flanders this last weekend (which I strongly recommend to anyone as a great event to go and do / watch). Failing being able to hire a bike, could someone recommend the nearest decent bike shop to Midorigaoka / Jiyagouka so that I can at least go and have a bit of a look around!

Many thanks for any help,

Charlie Ellis

p.s love the kit design - is it to late to request any of it??
 

GSAstuto

Maximum Pace
Oct 11, 2009
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www.roadfixie.com
#2
I was actually considering building a few roadbikes for rental. What framesize are you? Cost would be something around 10,000 - 15,000 yen/week with option to purchase. I'd base this on 2 or 3 different models:

1) Carbon road bike. W/105 or Ultegra Groupset and standard WH-R500 wheels.
2) Carbon CX bike. W / CX-70 Groupset and Alloy DB wheels.
3) Ti Randoneur bike. W / 105 or Ultegra, S&S Couplers, rack /mounts and WH-R500 wheels w/ Dynamo front hub.
 

kiwisimon

Maximum Pace
Dec 14, 2006
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#3
I was actually considering building a few roadbikes for rental. .
I was hoping you'd do something like this Tim. Would be great as a rental for out of town TCCers as well. Also great for demo for all those carbon bling bits you keep tempting us with. I don't need another bike but would pay a fee to ride one in another city. How would you be covered for insurance?
 

charlie

Warming-Up
Apr 3, 2012
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London
#4
Sounds like a great idea.... My Van Nick is a 54 but I have ridden bikes up to 56. (I am 5' 10'' / 177cm and abt 80kg, inside leg about 33 inches/83cm).

also looks like might be in Saipan for a couple of days, I see that there is a bit of cycling culture round the island has anyone been there?
 
Dec 17, 2011
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kanazawa
#6
This is actually a really great idea. And if it ends up being 10.000yen/week, the value is also great! There are other places that rent... rusty mamachariots for 500/a few hours or 1000/day.

I know I'd definitely use such a service if it was available! Do consider shorter renting times though.
 

astroman

Speeding Up
Mar 19, 2007
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Shirokanedai, Tokyo
#7
Saipan

also looks like might be in Saipan for a couple of days, I see that there is a bit of cycling culture round the island has anyone been there?
Lived there for 5 years, but 10 years ago. Where you there for the Xterra or Tagaman races that just finished up? Or just a beach holiday?

Yes, there are now a lot of bike riders there compared to when I lived there. They also have an annual road bike race, "The Hell of the Marianas".

If you are there on Saturday, I recommend for you to do the Saipan Hash run. A great way to see the hidden parts of the island and to meet the local expats. And drink beer and take in some general silliness.

http://net.saipan.com/personal/spn0022/sh3rev1.htm

But to be honest, Saipan has gone downhill a bit since I was there. But Guam is a happening place.

Enjoy!

Keren
 

fifestyle

Warming-Up
Aug 28, 2013
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#8
I was actually considering building a few roadbikes for rental. What framesize are you? Cost would be something around 10,000 - 15,000 yen/week with option to purchase. I'd base this on 2 or 3 different models:

1) Carbon road bike. W/105 or Ultegra Groupset and standard WH-R500 wheels.
2) Carbon CX bike. W / CX-70 Groupset and Alloy DB wheels.
3) Ti Randoneur bike. W / 105 or Ultegra, S&S Couplers, rack /mounts and WH-R500 wheels w/ Dynamo front hub.
Re-igniting this thread - did you setup such a service?
I'm going to be in Tokyo for a few weks in October/November and will likely bring my bike with me - but a mate is coming over too and would prefer to hire a bike if possible.
Likely for a few runs in the mountains with one of our friends who is in this cycling club.
 
Sep 3, 2013
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Oslo, Norway
#9
I'm also very interested in this. I'm arriving in Tokyo on Sept 5th, and need a bike from then till 13th.
I'm currently riding 3000 kms a year on my BMC Teammachine SLR01, but I'll manage with pretty much anything as long has it has wheels, drop bars, a decent gruppo and is about 56 cm in size. Any help would be much appreciated as I'v scorched the net for information regarding this, but have found nothing.