Help Road Bike 56 - 60 cm

Bruno BQ

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Hi everyone,
I've been kind of a stalker of your side the past few months, I must say. I've arrived in Tokyo last November, but still couldn't get a Road Bike to train/move around. In this way I am searching for a 58 cm, still as amateur as I am a believe a 56 or a 60 cm would do just fine also.
Now the big issue, I have a kind limited budget, I was aiming for the maximum to be around 50,000 Yen. I thought I would be able to find some as there is lots of options for entrance road bike around 100,000, but I can find a used one for half price, quite strange in my opinion.
I am Setagaya ward, so if also recommend any shops that I should take a look where I have some chance of finding my desired models, please let me know.

Bruno
 

GrantT

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Don't know any shops, but you might have some luck on Yahoo Auction if your Japanese is up to it. Follow this link on occasion to see what's for sale.
 

supernova

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I'm actually in the same boat, looking for a bike as well (and am keeping an eye out on auctions). I'm a total amateur and am not sure what size bike I need; from what I can I figure out from searching, I need 53-55. Is that correct if I'm 5'6? Is it ill advised to go out of that range or can you just adjust the saddle height? I also noticed many of the bike auctions don't mention the size.
 

Bruno BQ

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I've been searching the craiglist, I will try the yahoo with google translator and see if I can get something. Thanks for the tip.
 

theBlob

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BDS, which is the big weekly motorcycle dealer auction now has a dealers auction in bicycles these days as well. Apparently there are some good buys passing through as they have just started doing this and there are not a huge amount of dealers there yet. You would need to talk to someone who goes like these guys.

http://www.apexmoto.jp
 

Bruno BQ

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@supernova check this site for size, they make a quite good approximate fit http://www.competited ivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp#type also check the sites Hat and beard send, they have tons of stuff on your size and price range, not just much on mine.
@hat and beard thanks for all the options! That Cadd I almost decide on it until I realized it is sold out, as far as I understood at least. Now the Fuji on cycleParadise seems perfect, thanks a lot! I will check with more details after work.
 

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TCC

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This ad has turned into a bit of a conversation however.
Init. Moved to General Discussion, as the OP is unsure of exactly what he wants.

When this is concluded, do post a specific Wanted advertisment, with details of exactly the bike you are looking for.

For now, feel free to continue this conversation in its' new location.

Cheers
 
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Bruno BQ

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I am pretty sure of size/type I want, problems is what fit on the budget. My main objective are small rides, (up to 100 km) as I plan to use it move around and train for smaller triathlons (which I still need to figure out where to train swimming and having time for that).
Still your suggestions made me find some possible deals!
Thanks a lot!!
 

Bruno BQ

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go off a measurement for your inside leg.


go off a measurement for your inside leg.

read here for a primer http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit
these sections will help you the most
Measuring Inseam and Frame Size
Frame Size


This ad has turned into a bit of a conversation however.
Good luck..
Ow also I measured my size and I've tried different sizes before, that's why I am aiming for the 58 cm. Still I used a 60 and a 58 before and both felt good (60 almost didn't fit) therefore the 56 should be in a good range also.
And the website that I posted before, they make a good approximated fit using all your measurement
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp
 

GrantT

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I'm a Setagaijin too and swim in a 50-metre pool near Kinuta park fairly regularly. There are lots of public 25-metre ones dotted about in schools and such. Whereabouts is your nearest station and/or train line?
 

GrantT

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I am close to Komazawadaigaku, is there any pool good for training?
The 50-metre public pool I use near Kinuta Park is 5 km from Komazawadaigaku.
There is also this 25-metre public pool 3 km away (part of a school), and this 25-metre public pool also 3 km away (also part of a school). There are also a few 'sports' 'clubs' dotted about. They will probably make you get out the pool for 'safety' if it looks like you are actually trying to get fit.

I did some open water swimming last year so can help with that when you're up for it.
 

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