Pro Bicycle shop in Tokyo

#1
Hi, I'm from Australia and I visit Japan quite often in the last few years.

I'm going to Tokyo again in August 2008 and I'm planning to get a wheelset for my road bike. Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheelset.

Does anyone know which bicycle shop I should contact?

Many thanks!
 
#3
Hi Charles,

Wow... many choices? I find it very hard to get a set of Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate in Singapore or Australia.

Emmm... I will be staying at a backpacker in Asakusa. Or I maybe staying for a few nights at my friend's place in Shinjuku.

I just want to make sure they have a set available when I'm there. And of course at the right price.

Thanks!
 
#4
Also, I would like to add that back in January this year, I went to Kanda and saw a pro bike shop there. It's rather small and they have a good range of bicycle stuffs. I forgot the name of the shop. I was looking for a crankset and their price is quite high. So, I didn't buy anything from the shop. Still, I'm impressed.
 

chazzer

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#5
Shinjuku

Has a Y's bike branch as does Akasaka.

http://ysroad-akasaka.com/

Would be worth contacting them in advance to get prices and availability.

I can do that for you as I work close to the Akasaka branch. Let me know.

There is also Nalsima in Harajuku.

http://www.nalsimafrend.jp/cgi-bin/cms/index.cgi

Either of your destinations will be fine although Shinjuku is definitely closer.

Charles aka chazzer
 

WhiteGiant

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#6
Nalsima, or Asazo

There is also Nalsima in Harajuku.
http://www.nalsimafrend.jp/cgi-bin/cms/index.cgi
Charles aka chazzer
As Charles said, Nalsima will probably have them;
Otherwise, try "Asazo" - quite close to Asakusa (near Ueno)! I was in there last week, and they had both 'clincher'-type & 'tubular'-type.
http://chariten.saka2.cc/logs/_asazo.html

Quite expensive though...
Around 150,000 - 170,000 yen (A$1,400 - $1,600)... Still, probably a lot cheaper than buying in Oz! T
 

WhiteGiant

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#8
Oops!

Thanks for the replies, Charles & YellowGiant.
YellowGiant, there is no clincher version for Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate.
You're probably right!
I have clinchers', so that's what I looked at most of the time.
Despite my lack of knowledge about brand-name wheels, the "Asazo" shop still has the largest range of high-performance wheels I've seen in any one shop!
Give it a go! T