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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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    Welcome to the forums. Look under 'jitensha' in your local yellow pages...
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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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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    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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    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...-
    Roll of quarters... wait, that's not a roll of- AH! There it is!

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