Wanted Cross or Road Bike ca. USD400 or less in Tokyo--for a Tall Person

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DC-Gaijin

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Hey all,

Looking for a cheap used or new road or cross bike for commuting. Big problem is that I am tall (6'3" or ca. 190 cm), which sizes me out of a lot of bikes on the market around Tokyo. If anyone knows any shops around Tokyo that cater to the tall gaijin and that are staffed with English speakers, that would be most welcome. FYI, live in Nakameguro and work in Hatchobori.

Thanks!
 
TCC

TCC

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Not sure if it falls within the price range at all, and this is purely speculative and on the off chance, but have a word with @benspenceley.
 
hat and beard

hat and beard

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I don't know if it's still available, but this looks nice for commuting... https://tokyocycle.com/bbs/threads/2011-civia-bryant-60cm-frame-forks-versatile.5798/

It's only the frame and fork so would probably end up being well over your budget, though.

If you don't mind something old the Cyclys in Setagaya and Tachikawa have quite a few large sized bike-boom era roads bikes for cheap. They all need some work, but if you're handy you could get any of them up and running for well under your budget.
 
George5

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Good find. Could be a little flexy but in your budget it ticks the boxes.