By Tomity At 2009-10-15 17:34:38
from Tokyo ,I am preparing tomorrow's flea market.

I will go to there!!
See you at Sekidobashi.
Ride Safe!!

Keirin ambassador

By Jérome At 2009-10-15 18:49:23
from Tokyo

Hi Tomity San!
Thanks for the comment and it will be great to meet you tomorrow!

[I saw you on :-) ]

By baroccogiapponese At 2009-10-15 19:04:16
from Ikebukuro ,dreaming

I'm planning to go too! I hope I can make it!

By suwi At 2009-10-16 03:40:41

When is a good time to show up at the market?

By Jérome At 2009-10-16 04:34:58
from Daikanyama, mermaid café ,Waiting for kawaifu ...

It depends, if you are looking for something special you want to buy, I would say the earlier is the better (before 8 maybe), if it is just to walk around I would advise anyway the morning before 9. Around 11 it is getting crowded if I remember well.

By ​basmaipim At 2009-10-17 02:53:30
from Bangkok, Thailand

Sekido Bashi Flea Market.
18 Oct 2009?

By Jérome At 2009-10-17 02:58:24
from Home ,busy busy busy :)

Hello there,

Nope, it was today, this morning from 6AM (it starts way ealier than I thought)

By Tomity At 2009-10-17 11:51:29

HI Jerome san,
It was gerat meeting you yesterday at Sekidobashi.
We shared happy time.

My camera broke and the photograph was not able to be taken.
Please send me some photograph.

Ride safe!!

Keirin ambassador

By Jérome At 2009-10-17 17:14:17
from Kamaya Cho ,Making paper items...


I will send you some photos by mail tonight, and this week I will write an article for the blog :)


By ma-nadesu At 2009-10-17 19:09:21
from Tokyo ,Student


First, your blog is wonderful. Really- it is! You provide great info about many things that would otherwise go unnoticed. Thank you!

I am devastated to read about the Sekido Bashi Flea Market two days too late. I've been trying to find this type of event ever since I got here in September.

I'm dying to get on the road, but as I am a poor research student living in Tokyo, I have limited funds. So, I was wondering- do you have any advice on how I can procure a used bicycle? Ideally, I would love to join the single-speed/fixie craze, but understand that as it's in full boom I probably won't find any steals. Maybe a used high quality road bike would work? Fuji, Miyata or Nishiki?

Thank you for your time.

By Jérome At 2009-10-17 20:52:42
from Still at home ,Still making some paper items :)

Thanks for your comment, too bad you read my blog too late ;-) Indeed, fixies are not cheap... But, you can find pist bike frames at prices starting at around 30000 yen (I've seen some yesterday in a shop near Yoyogi station) but then I don't know what is your budget...

You have also the option to buy a second hand fuji for example, I guess it's possible to find some at less than 40000 yen (full mounted bike this time ). But if your budget is about 15000/20000 will be tuffer.

Moreover one paramater is important : your height... for example I am 182 cm tall and use 56cm frames... Pist bike with that size are less numerous and then more expensive (often) :/

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