Cycle Shop Grumpy

We humans have 3 basic needs; bikes, beer and coffee. Satisfy them all at Cycle Shop Grumpy, which is surely a contender for best bike shop name ever. [日本語]

Grumpy is a shop born of a love for bicycles and heavily influenced in ethos and style by the bike culture of the Pacific Northwest in the U.S.. Grumpy are real bicycle enthusiasts and are very welcoming to newbies looking to get into the scene. There is a strong stylistic element to this enthusiasm that will appeal to those drawn to “bicycle chic”, but they are about much more than just the look. They bike the talk, throwing themselves into cycling events that range from pottering to cyclocross – all sporting one of the most striking (and humorous) bike kits I’ve ever seen.

In line with the current resurgence of a back-to-basics ethos, Grumpy stock mostly steel frame bikes. In their spacious and airy store, you’ll find U.S. brands like Cielo, Surly, All City and Salsa, a good selection Brompton folders, as well as Japanese bikes from E.B.S. and Starfuckers. They also have a wide selection of high end accessories and clothing, and can help you fit out all kinds of bikes for lightweight bikepacking expeditions and heavy touring.

Cycle Shop Grumpy - display 2

Cycle Shop Grumpy - display

Cycle Shop Grumpy - fat bikes

Cycle Shop Grumpy - accessories

Owner, Nishigami-san, isn’t just content with selling bikes and their accoutrements. He has been learning the art of frame building and aims to open a bike factory which will build it’s brand of bicycles.

Dopey’s Cafe, in the corner of the store, serves really good coffee and even has beer on tap as well as imported bottled craft beers on sale. Hipster heaven, without the attitude.

Cycle Shop Grumpy - Dopey's Cafe

Cycle Shop Grumpy - beer

Caffeine junkies and coffee lovers might also like to check out nearby Mount Coffee.

Opening hours: 11:00-20:00

URL: http://www.grumpy.jp/
Facebook: GrumpyRakuRakuen
Instagram: @grumpy_bike

Cycle Shop Grumpy is about 2km from Nishi-hiroshima Station on the left side of Route 2 traveling west (towards Miyajima).

Address 101 Dorumi Kogo, 1-8-32 Kogonaka, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Address in Japanese: 広島県広島市西区庚午中1-18-32ドルミ庚午101
Tel: 082-208-2535

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

6 thoughts on “Cycle Shop Grumpy

  • August 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for creating this extremely useful website.

    • August 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      You are very welcome Michael! Did you check out Grumpy?

  • June 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Yes I did. I go there about once a month to have a nice beer and look for new ideas for my bike.

  • March 26, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Hi there, I’m trying to get in contact with someone, English speaking, at Grumpy. I’ve emailed via their website but no response!
    I’m an old Aussie guy, I live in Vietnam, I’ve been to Japan a couple of times, walked Kumano Kodo in 2017. I want to buy a bike in Hiroshima and ride around for a few weeks…..like Shimanami etc but also back to Tanabe and around there.
    Anyway, if you could give me some help in contacting Grumpy I’d much appreciate it.
    Thank you so much
    Bill Shum

    • April 7, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Bill, apologies for the delayed reply. Did you get any response from Grumpy?

      • May 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm

        No, nothing! I’m also trying to contact Y’s Road in Hiroshima but I can’t even see an email address


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