Must Visit Bicycle Shop in Tokyo

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Warming-Up
Mar 11, 2009
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Hi,

It will be my first trip to Tokyo Japan and i would like to visit 2 bicycle shops to browse and admire what is available in this part of the world. I would appreciate if someone could recommend 2 must visit shops. (please include shop address and how to get there from Shinjuku station) Thank you.

I will be staying in Shinjuku area and i will be in Tokyo on the 27-30 of March.

Regards
 

Richard

Warming-Up
Feb 28, 2009
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Nalsima Frend

Nalsima Frend (sic) is a popular racing bike shop very near Shinjuku. They have a good range of top end frames and accessories, prices are good for Japan (although given current exchange rates it's cheaper to buy things in the US or Europe) and service is excellent. It can get crowded on weekends though.

The shop is a 3 minute walk from Kita-Sando Station on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, or a 9 minute walk from either Sendagaya Station (JR Sobu Line), Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line) or Kokuritsu-kyougijyo Station (Oedo Subway Line). All these lines run from Shinjuku.

Address: 2-2-4 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Tel: 03-3405-9614
Hours: 1200 - 1930 (closed Wed. and Thu.)
www.nalsimafrend.jp/ (Japanese only)

Not sure if you plan to buy anything but from memory they charge an additional fee for using credit card.
 
Dec 4, 2008
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alternative 'shop'

I heard about some kind of Bike Market, an open-air swap meet kinda thing perhaps? near to tama gawa?

Anyone have any more info on this?

Thanks
 
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Sekidobashi Flea Market

It is held at a flood plain by the Sekidobashi Bridge along Tamagawa River on 3rd Saterdays in April and October. (There was just one two weeks ago...)
If it rains, will be postponed the following Saterday.

Going by train, Get to Nakagawara station on Keio Line. 30 min. from Shinjuku, changing once at Fuchu station.
From Nakagawara station, heading out straight down south and you'll get to the bridge in 10-15 min.

There's no organizer. It is a spontaneous gathering.
It is said on a website that this flea market might be gone as the police keeps a close watch on this due to illegal occupancy of the public space.

I personally never been to this. Hope this helps.
 
Dec 4, 2008
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So today, on the advice of a colleague, I visited Y's Road along the Tamagawa.

This is a big shop. 3 floors, 1F parts & etc, 2F actual bikes and a well equipped service centre, 3F clothing.

Their a/c works and, they play decent music.
 

sakura

Cruising
May 15, 2009
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Tokyo Bike Shops

I'm fairly new to Tokyo and have been searching for the quintessential "pro bike shop" in the area for months. Granted I haven't had that much time to look, but Nalisma Frend is the first shop I've stumbled upon that seems to fit this profile.

For some reason (maybe some one can explain) there seem to be a concentration of mid-tier "life-style" bike shops around the Harajuku-Ometasando-Aoyama area (also close to Shinjuku). I can't recommend any shop in particular, but, one of these shops might be worth checking out to see the custom souped-up rides that are popular with Tokyoites.
 

lylen

Speeding Up
Apr 30, 2008
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Narushima in Sendagaya as the first post mentioned.
There is only one other shop that even comes close. And ironically it is close.
It's called Map Sports, it's down the street and across Meiji dori.
But just stick to Narushima, it's far and away the place for roadies.
 

Deej

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Oct 13, 2007
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I visited Y's Road along the Tamagawa.

This is a big shop. 3 floors, 1F parts & etc, 2F actual bikes and a well equipped service centre, 3F clothing.
Yeah, I've spent a fair amount of time and money there (and taken shelter from torrential rains).

Are you sure it has three floors, though? I know they have clothing on the first floor, but I have never seen any stairs leading to a third floor. Have I been missing out all these years! :confused:

Deej
 
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For some reason (maybe some one can explain) there seem to be a concentration of mid-tier "life-style" bike shops around the Harajuku-Ometasando-Aoyama area (also close to Shinjuku). I can't recommend any shop in particular, but, one of these shops might be worth checking out to see the custom souped-up rides that are popular with Tokyoites.
That area is pretty much a 'lifestyle', I think.