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Old 04-25-06, 11:02 AM   #1
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Anyone know about Nakamura?

Hi! I just saw a Nakamura Royal in my local sport store. It is a hybrid bike that cost 499$CDN. I use to ride a very old moutain bike (dated 1992!) and decided I would like to upgrade to come to work by bike. I don't look for performance; I just want something nicier and smoother to ride.

I tried to look for information on this brand on the internet and nada. Does anyone know about Nakamura? Is it worth? Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-25-06, 02:37 PM   #2
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It is Sports Expert store brand name. It is a generic far east made bike no better or worse than any other make for that price. A real bicycle shop will have similar priced and quality bikes, but will give you better fitting and after sales adjustment of the brakes and gear shifters.
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Old 07-19-15, 09:43 AM   #3
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Nakamura review

I purchased this bike about 1.5 months ago. I was in the shop a month later b/c the gears were skipping every time I went over a bump or uphill, which was not only aggravating but dangerous. So they "fixed" it at no cost. Recently I had to apply the brakes to avoid a car that wasn't looking where they were going, and the front brake collapse onto itself. I got it home ok and had to disassemble said front brake and discovered the metal spring broke a piece off (I imagine this metal spring puts tension on the brake mechanism so your brake pads don't rub), so now I have a pretty new bike with no front brake. I think this bike is economical, yet you get what you pay for. Lesson learned. It is made with low grade materials....



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Hi! I just saw a Nakamura Royal in my local sport store. It is a hybrid bike that cost 499$CDN. I use to ride a very old moutain bike (dated 1992!) and decided I would like to upgrade to come to work by bike. I don't look for performance; I just want something nicier and smoother to ride.

I tried to look for information on this brand on the internet and nada. Does anyone know about Nakamura? Is it worth? Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-21-15, 02:42 PM   #4
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Pretty low end for a bike and overpriced at the store you visited

If you google on the name, this comes up with a price of $233.99 US$. It is very low end. Nakamura Royal - Equipment - Bike - Hybrid bikes | Sports Experts If you add currency conversion and VAT, I would be surprised if it added up to $500 CDN$. One thing that comes to mind is what does it weigh? When you buy a bike in this price range it often has virtually useless suspension that adds weight to what you have to pedal. You are much better off looking for a similarly priced bike with NO suspension so the manufacturer can put a little more money into better components for the drive train and maybe lighter wheels. The brakes and drive train on this bike are the lowest of the low. Here's a Canadian seller with a price of $223.99 which I assume is in CDN because the site is located in your country.
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Old 08-12-15, 09:45 PM   #5
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here is a clearance sale on the Nakamura Royal mens bike.
https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...ml#description

you see these 6061 aluminum frames selling for $200 to $300 dollars by themselves.

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