I'll be over there for a couple days and was curious if there might be any cycling goodies worth tracking down. I duuno what may be available there...
If you are talking about finding "deals" on stuff because it is Japanese made and being sold in Japan you will be out of luck. Japan, geared for export, applies heavy taxation to Japanese goods made in Japan and then sold in Japan. I was stationed there a couple of years ago, and being an avid photographer I thought I could find a steal on a medium format camera,, no deal, I could beat the price online from the states everytime. Ditto on the bike stuff.. way cheaper order it from Performance or Speedgoat and have it shipped.Kuma601 said:
FatTireFred said:How about a Gios cyclo-cross and/or mtn bike? Available there, but not in the US. Would prob go for a hefty premium if re-sold.
I just got into road biking and have been to a couple of the bike stores in the Tokyo area. You can get Shimano stuff like cranks/shifters and CATEYE stuff pretty cheap, if they are on sale. I just bought a CATEYE cadence/speedometer for $129 from Performance and I saw it on sale for around $88 US the next week in an LBS - damn! If you don't know, CATEYEs are made in Japan (higher end models anyway).Kuma601 said: