Given that Tokyo is a mecca for Keirin racing and having lusted after my fair share of NJS frames you know I’m keeping an eye out for cool bikes while I’m walking around. I was hoping Tokyo Fixed Gear would be helpful but either the connection from this hotel is spotty or something is up as it just won’t seem to load for me at the moment. I found a blog post listing a bunch of shops that specialize in fixed gear bikes and if possible I’m going to try to hit up one or two of ’em. At least one is right down the street from my hotel anyway:
J-SIX BLDGS 2F. 6-23-11 Jinguu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
I’ve also been skimming the past few posts on Jitensha-jin hoping for some other details. This is exactly why I set up Fixedr.com and I’m going to try and put some of these links and resources there. Hopefully more people will continue to use it and that’ll will make future hunts like this much easier for me and others.
Matt Alt also pointed me in the direction of Alin and Jean.
A few other addresses after the jump
PUNCH CYCLE (map)
1-5-10 Kaminari-mon, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
Open 18:00-23:00 (Tue to Fri), 13:00-21:00 (Sat,Sun)
6-2-1 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo.
Open 12:00-20:00 (Closed on Tue)
DEPOT CYCLE & RECYCLE (map)
2-32-5 Ichikawa, Ichikawa-si, Chiba.
Open 12:00-20:00 (Sat 11:00-19:00)
1-16-21 Meguro-honmachi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Open 13:30-18:30 (Sat 10:00-17:30, Closed on Sun)