I'm looking for information about bike brand "Nakamura". I know it is sold in Norway (intersport.no), France (nakamura.fr, intersport.fr), somewhere in Canada. However, the internet is relatively quiet about it and usual bike review sites are usually not even mentioning it. It is generally considered a cheap brand, but apparently, they have (and have had) some higher-end models as well, most expensive currently in Norway's Intersport being 3000€ road bike with a carbon frame and (near) top components. So, there should be someone somewhere who knows more about them, right?

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    Ok, here is some explanation nakamura.fr/marque (google translate work's well).
    – kakk11
    Commented Aug 12, 2019 at 11:13
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    Last post here is quite relevant retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=241777
    – kakk11
    Commented Aug 12, 2019 at 12:00
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    Might be that they didn't completely destroy their reputation in Norway with the entry level hybrids set up by shoe salespeople.
    – ojs
    Commented Aug 12, 2019 at 12:45
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    @Criggie Yep, I bought it. Lightweight bike, mostly carbon except for wheels. I have not used it too much, ca 1000km, the only thing that required work during this was the bottom bracket, which was trivial to replace once I got the right tools, and steering bracket needs work as well soon. I can add more details, even pictures if you are interested.
    – kakk11
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 13:39
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    @kakk11 in the interests of getting a good answer for your question, I think that's a great idea. Try adding what you would have liked to know when first asking the question, and it might help someone in the future.
    – Criggie
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 14:55

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I Have Nakamura custom made bike for my sister... Explorer? I´ll check it next time...

It was a pretty awesome deal back than from my sis´s bf...

It wasn´t been driven for 7-8 years and for the last 5-6 i am using it pretty reasonably.

Me being a 6´2 and 230-240lbs dude... jumping on and off the boardwalks all the time whilst driving kinda makes this bike amazing...

Its light weight and narrow build has surprised me to be holding after so many years...

Haven´t invested anything in it and it is still rolling at Nov. 2023...

Had it lubed up last year for 25e and that is it.

It is still with all original parts and i cannot be happier to be having it still...

Has simple basic front shimano and deore as the back shift... Therefore nothing special... But still... Amazing...

Only swapped brake pads once... maybe twice...


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    Welcome to Bicycles SE. Stack Exchange sites do not work like a typical chat forum. You have some interesting content in what you posted, but it should be limited to just an answer to the original question. The additional superfluous information should be contained in an additional comment instead of the body of your answer.
    – Ted Hohl
    Commented Nov 13, 2023 at 6:10
  • Thank you for the info - If you have the chance to grab a photo and edit it into your answer that would be great too.
    – Criggie
    Commented Nov 13, 2023 at 6:35

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