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cavinsoo

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May 30, 2008
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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!
 

chazzer

Speeding Up
Nov 23, 2006
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Shops

Many choices actually - where will you be staying in Tokyo ?

Charles aka chazzer
 

cavinsoo

Warming-Up
May 30, 2008
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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!
 

cavinsoo

Warming-Up
May 30, 2008
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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

Speeding Up
Nov 23, 2006
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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

Maximum Pace
Nov 4, 2006
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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
 

cavinsoo

Warming-Up
May 30, 2008
8
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Thanks for the replies, Charles & YellowGiant.

YellowGiant, there is no clincher version for Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate.

Charles, can you please help me ask for the price and availability? I know it's 2 months away from August. I won't be in Japan until 1 Aug.

Is there any online bicycle shop in Japan? i.e. www.totalcycling.com, www.probikekit.com?
 

WhiteGiant

Maximum Pace
Nov 4, 2006
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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
 

cavinsoo

Warming-Up
May 30, 2008
8
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Wow... Thank you very very much, YellowGiant. I'm sure you know how I feel now. I'm really glad that people are so friendly. And of course, I'm feeling good now because I'm shopping for a new wheelset. ;-)
 
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