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Toei Project 2000 Limited Model: Japanese Bike of the Week Dec 2020

Toei Project 2000

Welcome to a new theme in the blog: Japanese Bike of the Week. A weekly (or more likely whenever I can find the time...) post about the most intriguing finds in Japanese steel bikes, components, tools and cycling related accessories.

To unwind in the evenings, I often flick through the online cycling market places here in Japan to see what's on offer. Most of the components for my Japanese vintage bike fleet are sourced via this means and these themed blog posts will briefly introduce what I've 'had on my watch list' for that week.

A beautiful example of a Toeisha handcrafted bike frame

I'll kick things off with this absolute gem of a bike, a Limited Model Toei Project 2000.

Limited Model Project 2000

Any Toei bike draws a crowd when posted but this rare sized 58cm limited edition model in pristine condition wasn't going to go cheap, finally selling at a respectable 327,000 JPY.

Toei Project 2000 Pantographed Stem

I'm yet to make it out to Toei's frame building workshop in Kawaguchi Saitama but it's certainly on the list of things to do.

Classic Toei Lugs

At present, the current wait time for a custom order Toei bike frame is 3-6 months which is rather reasonable when compared with other local frame builders, particularly those specialising in NJS builds.

Photos courtesy of Yahoo Auction Japan

Toeisha (Toei Bicycles) (東叡社): http://www.generalworks.com/toeisha/index_jp.html


DIG Tokyo Tours is a sole operated Tokyo bike tour, street food and walking experience provider, based in the offbeat Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano, Koenji and Asagaya.


Only a stone’s throw away from the major Tokyo sightseeing hubs of Shinjuku and Shibuya, DIG aspires to provide the discerning traveller with an honest local insight into the neighbourhoods and communities on the inner west-side of town.


Each of DIG’s immersive and socially responsible small-group, family and private offerings are unmistakably unique to any other tour operator in Tokyo. So jump on a bike or join me on foot for a whirlwind Tokyo cycling tour or colourful street food voyage through the vibrant backstreets away from the tourist crowds.


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Company Address

3-9-10 Yamatocho, Nakano, 
Tokyo Japan, 165-0034

Departure Points

Bike Tours: Koenji Station, Tokyo City

6 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station.

16 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.

Food Tours: Nakano Station, Tokyo City

4 minute JR train ride from Shinjuku Station.

14 minute JR train ride from Shibuya Station.

DIG Tokyo Tours is taking all necessary precautions to keep its guests and local community members fit and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For any concerns regarding tour itineraries or specific health and safety measures feel free to get in touch. I hope to see you over this side of Tokyo soon, Andy!