I live in Tokyo and would like to buy a bicycle. Unfortunately I have no clue where to even start.
Since I am not a native Japanese speaker it's rather difficult to get advice from the store.
Could anyone possibly give a few beginner tips?
I would like to use the bike to commute to work (7km, 4.5miles),
to go shopping (10km, 6miles) or to the gym (17km, 10.5miles).
Tokyo is pretty flat but I would also like to take the bike on short tours on the weekend (20-30km, 12-18miles).
My budget is ~$600(USD) or 60000Yen(JPY).
I weigh 90kg(190lb) 184cm(6'1") tall.
How many gears should I look for?
What size frame and wheels?
Thick or thin tires?
Any brands to watch out for?
Any recommendations/ideas are very welcome.