Help Buy a bicycle

Ronan

Warming-Up
Nov 22, 2012
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Tokyo
#1
Hello ! I'm a new member, just arriving from France, for 6 months in Tokyo. I do a lot of cycling trip in France (most VTT, but have also a road bicycle). I'd like to buy a bicycle, but as i won't be able to go back in France with it, i'll let it in Japan (may be i'll give to one of my japanese collegue). So i didn't wanted to put a lot of money in...And in japan it seems not common to sell bicycle second hand. Does anyone have an idea ? The other solution is to buy a mamacharries, even if not so fun this my specialized road bike, nor my Lapierre Zesty VTT...May be already asked in this forum, sorry for that if so; not so easy to find..Many thanks for people that will take time to help me ! And maybe one day on the road; even if i'a equiped with a mamacharries, sorry to say that i don't like being at the end of the pack...Bye !
 

bloaker

Maximum Pace
Nov 14, 2011
1,550
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Miura, Japan
#3
Hey Ronan (It's Micheal - next door)
I may have a Scott CX Team cross bike he might 'rent' you for the 6 months. You would have a much nicer bike than a mamacharry and not have to worry about selling it when you leave.

Only thing it would need for road rides are tires and tubes (currently on cross tires). I have not given it too much thought, but if you are interested, let me know. - I left it in the hallway where my Salsa has been sitting the past week - if you want to check it out.
 

bloaker

Maximum Pace
Nov 14, 2011
1,550
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Miura, Japan
#5
Just talked to Ronan today. He was in the lobby as I got home from my Sunday ride. He checked out the scott and it fits him, so now we just need to get some road tires on it and make a few adjustments.

No he doesn't have to ride a second rate bike while in Japan.
 

Ronan

Warming-Up
Nov 22, 2012
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Tokyo
#6
Thanks for the welcome, Kiwisimon !
And thanks also to Proracemechanic for the answer.
And many thanks for sure to Bloaker, it's really a good proposal.
Best regards to all !!!:rolleyes: