New to Tokyo

blankro

Warming-Up
Jun 22, 2009
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new jersey
#1
Just arrived from the states for a 2 year assignment in Tokyo. Looking to buy a new bike and find decent rides in and around the city. Need suggestions on where to find a decent road bike and decent training rides.

Like to ride 40-100mile rides over varied terrain. Just finished a double century ride across the state of NJ.

Will be living in / near the Roppongi area.

Any suggestions?

RMB
 

Phil

Maximum Pace
#2
Welcome!

100 mile rides over varied terrain is what TCC does best :) Just keep an eye on the boards and look for ride announcements as they're posted. You'll probably want to get a bike bag along with a bike so you can use the trains to get out to the start points.

Hopefully see you on the road!
 

trad

Maximum Pace
Dec 4, 2006
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#3
On bikes, it depends on how large a bike you need. Anything over 56cm frame becomes TOUGH in Japan unless you special order. Y's Academy in Akasaka (@Tameike-sanno) has a special "large" bike section on B2, but do not discount much. If you need big, suggest looking for used in TCC classifeds and/or ask around on one of the rides....
 

Nadrew

Cruising
Jul 30, 2009
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okubo
www.kokoloo.net
#4
Yotsuya - Bike Shops

My wife, Emi owns 3 shops in Yotsuya.

PSYCRITHM - Trek Bikes.
http://www.trekbikes.jp/

BIKE IT - Cannondale
http://www.cannondale.jp/

ZUKI - various brands
http://www.zukibike.com/

Located near Akebonobashi on the Shinjuku Line. Takes less than 20 min. from Roppongi.
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/index.html

Let me know if you are planning on stopping by and I can have someone meet you to help with English. Okano, the master at Zuki Bike speaks English.

Best regards,

Andrew Eickhoff

for help with English, you can also skype:
Emi: emiredrock
Becky: rebecky6