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Old 03-29-05, 07:54 PM   #1
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Howdy from Kyushu

I've recently moved here from Osaka and have decided that I want to see the counrtyside the slow way.
Hey, the exercise wouldn't hurt me either.

Does anyone have any information re. purchasing a bike here in Japan?
I want to get into touring and I'd like to actually check out the bike before I buy it.
Trouble is, most of the local shops seem to be poorly represented on the web and
I don't know where to start looking. There have to be some 'serious bike shops'
here, I just can't find 'em!

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

Cheers!
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Old 03-29-05, 08:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. Look under 'jitensha' in your local yellow pages...
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Old 03-29-05, 08:25 PM   #3
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I don't know that I can help you, but I have a bike (my wifes) that I would like to identify. It is a cromo, stepthrough, with the markings Seraph, Mizutani, Ringyo, and Japan. Does this sound familiar to you?
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Old 03-29-05, 08:35 PM   #4
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Y' know, you'd think I'd look in the Yellow Pages wouldn't you...
You'd think so, but I didn't! Thanks!

Butch, does this page help you?
http://www.mizutanibike.co.jp/Company/History/

It would seem that Seraph was a brand produced by Mizutani Ringyo Bicycles,
the precursor of Mizutani Bicycles. Sounds like you have a bit of a classic there.

Ta for the replies!
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Old 03-30-05, 01:37 PM   #5
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yoroshiku! I'd also be interested in biking info for kyushu, as far as paths and whatnot go. I'm gonna be visiting my grandparents for their 50th anniversary in Imari, and I haven't been there since I was... five or six years old.

If it earns me any points, I could ride a two wheeler by that time! But I did spend a lot of time on my big wheel...-
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