English speaking frame builders?

RayB

Speeding Up
Mar 3, 2009
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Urawa
#1
Hi,

I am looking to get some mods done to my dropouts and would love to find a local builder to do it vs hauling my frame back to Canadia. Anyone know of one in Tokyo who could deal a little in English?

Thanks,
 

marc

Speeding Up
#2
I don't know if he can help with your specific repair, but there's a shop owner named Aoyama-san who comes highly recommended by me and a lot of other members. His English is very good and he specializes in custom-fitting bikes and equipment. He used to work at Y's in Akasaka, but now has his own shop, HiRoad, a short distance from Gotanda.

http://www.geocities.jp/bikehiroad/english/index.html
 

snoogly

Maximum Pace
Oct 14, 2007
695
48
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Machida, Tokyo
#3
Cherubim frame builder is near my house, but I have never ventured into his shop! I think he exhibits at USA shows, so there is a good chance he speaks English. Here is the link: http://www.cs-cherubim.com/ He is a supreme frame designer & builder, and I think it's worth contacting him to see if he can help.

You know, one of these days I ought to go into that shop!

Other than that, I think quite a lot of bike shops have relationships with frame builders, so maybe they could act as an intermediary? - assuming someone in the bike shop can speak English!