One of my missions in Japan was to check of the Asian capital’s popular bicycle scene. The city is very bicycle friendly compared, obviously, to most cities in the U.S. What was most interesting to me is the fact that while people in Tokyo lock up their bikes (most of the time), the locks are pretty simple. Not like the insane measures NYers have to go through. As I wandered the expansive metropolis, I would see all types of people riding bicycles – many in their work clothes, women frequently in heels and lots of track bikes.
W-BASE, what many said to be the best bike shop in Tokyo.
Directly upstairs from W-BASE is Carnival which sells beautifully refurbished bikes.
A popular self-locking bicycle.
The complete set of bicycle images can be seen here.