Help Bike Parking in Shibuya (my first post)

Lee

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Jan 25, 2013
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#1
I'm meeting some friends tonight at Shibuya EST (near to Bic Camera).

I'm cycling there and wanted to know of any advice on parking in that area (I have a decent lock)? Am I ok to find a spot in the street for a couple of hours or should I be looking for an official place?
 

GSAstuto

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Oct 11, 2009
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#2
I've never had any problems parking my bike in Shibuya except forgetting where I actually parked it! Shibuya is littered with art bikes , fixies, you name it , so, regardless what you ride, it probably won't stand out so much as a theft magnet. Though, apparantly there are some kleptomaniacs running around there snatching bikes. Just be prudent and put it on a good railing or even somewhere you can keep your eye on it.
 
Sep 2, 2009
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Really depends what it is you are intending to lock up...

If it is worth any real cash, I would not bother at all.

Your call, of course, but only lock stuff you are able to lose and comfortably replace.
 

GSAstuto

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#5
If it's worth cash, then you can sell it quick for more booze at Gas Panic. They actually have included Negra Modelo into their Happy Hour menu. I'd sell my bike for a few of those!

Really depends what it is you are intending to lock up...

If it is worth any real cash, I would not bother at all.

Your call, of course, but only lock stuff you are able to lose and comfortably replace.
 

zenbiker

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#7
Gas Panic!:eek:
Went to the one in Shibuya about 8 years ago. A Japanese couple were having sex in the toilet. Not even in a cubical but between the sink and hand dryer!.....