Tall guy looking for a bike

Jul 19, 2015
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Hello! I will come to Tokyo to study Japanese from October to December. I wanted to take my road bike with me but unfortunately it's way too expensive to take it on the plane with me. So I'm thinking about buying a bike and reselling it when I leave.

I'm 198cm tall..so I need a frame above 60...currently owning a Koga Miyata steel bike (64cm) and Cannondale Synapse 61cm...

Where could I find a not too expensive used bike?

Cheers
tom
 

George5

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I think for 600 euros for shipping both ways I would buy a bike and then sell it before I left. Unlikely to lose 80,000 yen on a bike for 3 months. That's a lot of money to pay for shipping a bike for 90 days of usage.Might be cheaper to only travel with the bike (allowed luggage) and buy cheap clothes when you get here? Maybe look at this https://tokyocycle.com/bbs/threads/...full-da-7900-mavic-op-wheels.6122/#post-92968

and compare what this eventually sells for on auction to give you a market indicator on bike bikes http://page14.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s448157900

good luck
 
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just checked. since the bike bag ist over 158cm (LxWxD) max. allowed bag size on ANA flights...it would cost about 200-250 EUR for both flights to bring it along.
 
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