hello from australia

loveb

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Hi guys, I was in japan recently but did not get to bring my bike :-(

I'm coming back in november and I will be bringing my bike with me. Hopefully I can ride with you guys.

My name is paul. Filipino but living in australia.


this is my vivalo bike.

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loveb

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Either the vivalo or I might buy a bike when I get to japan.

went to geek garage last time but did not bring $$$$ with me. Will have a look at tokyo hippie also
 

jecjec81

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Hi Paul, Welcome. Fellow pinoy here. Drop me a message when you're here - I can show you around the
good bike shops around tokyo. If time permits, I maybe able to ride with you. Cheers~
 
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loveb

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kamusta :)

thakns bro. I got in touch with toru takeda also as he was keen to go for a ride. I'll definately let you know.

I heard you cant ride brakeless so I'll either get a bike in japan with brakes or just pray I dont get a fine!
 
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mau

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Fines are better than broken bones. Better yet get another one. So where are you staying in Japan Paul? Welcome kabayan.
 
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loveb

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Stayed in tokyo mainly. moved around a lot but this time staying in shibuya grandbell throughout the whole stay!
 

loveb

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Thanks guys :)

i'm looking at getting a bike built when I arrive next. Not sure how much the range is but he quoted me 350,000-450,000 for very rare parts lol
 

microcord

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I already have plenty of "crazy lag". Still, on the rare occasions when the notion occurs to me of dropping an absurd amount of money on a frame, I always think I need yet more "crazy lag". (On a larger frame though. And one with brakes, and cushioning on the handlebar.)
 

microcord

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been quoted 350,000 to 450,000Y for a 3rensho frame with rare parts (waiting on parts list)
For those with deep pockets who enjoy spending piles of cash and would get a buzz out of the "3rensho" name, then yes indeed, why not? But the bottom end of your price range would I think get you a made-to-order frame (for your dimensions, not those of somebody in the past) from Ravanello or similar, plus non-rare but good parts.

(If it were Ravanello, then you can see just how much it would cost, though only in Japanese. Alas "crazy lag" is not on offer.)
 

Gunjira

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Two things:
1. nobrake laws rarely enforced lately is the voice from the street, so risk to get fined is very low. Considering it's still a crime and you will be in deep trouble, plus non-insured if you hurt somebody, wouldn't recommend it.

2. For custom Japanese frames you can't beat Equilibrium Cycle Works for price and waiting time for full-custom. For 3rensho et al, non-Japanese communication will be more tedious and waiting time 1-2yrs!


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Gunjira

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I meant cherubim. Nothing wrong with a 3rensho, although I personally prefer zunow I it comes to dead stock. Wouldn't ride either, as there are probably none fitting me, nor would try be affordable if they did.