Our Goal:

To promote bicycling’s healthful and green attributes by providing Hawaii’s families and cyclists with quality goods and services, deep selection and fair prices so bicyclists can continue to enjoy the freedom and fitness that cycling provides.


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Our Story:

In 1908 at the age of nineteen, Toichi Eki arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii from Yanai City in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. While many of his companions on the long boat ride over headed out to the sugar plantations for work, this young Japanese immigrant was lucky to have a brother-in-law who landed him a job clearing brush for the next nine-hole expansion plan of the exclusive Oahu Country Club golf course. Eki was promoted to bus boy, then waiter and within three years had saved up enough money to launch a business venture with a relative. Noticing an increase in bicycle use among workers and students, the entrepreneurial Eki saw potential in this market and so, in classic pursuit of the American dream, he opened a small one room bicycle store on King Street – Eki’s Cyclery.

Toichi Eki and his wife Miyo went on to raise two sons and four daughters in back of the original store at King and Alapai. Back when the store was first starting out, the sale of a single tire would mean dinner for the family that night! Business gradually improved, enabling Eki to pay his $10 monthly rent promptly. He soon moved next door to a spacious shop 14 feet wide which rented for $16 a month.

The distinctive plantation-style wooden walls of the original Eki Cyclery are now long gone, but our business continues in high gear and into its third generation at 1603 Dillingham Boulevard in Kalihi.

In the mid-60’s, Toichi Eki’s son, Jack Yoshio, youngest daughter, June Setsuko and her husband Shuichi Arakawa, took over and guided our store into the business that it is today. A branch store was opened in Ala Moana Center from 1966 to 1987 and the main store moved to Dillingham Boulevard in 1971. Since 1995, our store has been managed by Jayne Kim, youngest daughter of Shuichi and June, and her husband Jay.

History runs strong in our family business. We pride ourselves in the knowledge and experience that ONE HUNDRED EIGHT years in the bicycle business brings. Jay has a deep knowledge of bicycles ranging from the current theories and hottest trends in mountain and road bikes to his outstanding collection of vintage Schwinn bikes. Jay is also the head mechanic and skilled wheel builder. Jayne’s forte is understanding the regular cyclist. Not interested in the latest gizmo gadget? Haven’t ridden a bike in 20 years? Jayne is the one to see. Her philosophy is regular bikes for regular people. Let her fit you on a bike and open you up to a lifetime of fitness. Rounding out our team is solid as a rock Brian, back in the saddle Wayne, and cracker-jack Bobby. We are all dedicated workers who enjoy cycling and genuinely care about our customers.

Eki Cyclery’s emphasis has always been on families and recreational cyclists. We are a full service Raleigh dealer. We also carry a great selection of Diamond Back and Redline BMX, Dahon folding bikes, Sun Cruisers, and a large variety of adult trikes.

Aloha Hawaii! Thank you for your many years of patronage and for the opportunity to serve our bicycling community in our lovely fiftieth state! Hawaii no ka oi!


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Eki’s is a full-service bike shop that services all makes and models of bicycles. Bring your bike in for a free estimate. No appointment necessary. Tire and tube changes usually can be done while you wait. Services are on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to bikes used for transportation. Down time can be anywhere from one day to one week or more depending on the job and shop flow.

**Prices quoted are for labor. Parts are additional.

Single Speed bike – $45.00
Align wheels, adjust brakes, lube chain, check all fasteners.

BMX Freestyle/Internally Geared – $55.00
Align wheels, adjust brakes and gears, lube chain, check all fasteners.

5 – 8 speed bikes – $55.00
Align wheels, adjust brakes and gears, lube chain, check all fasteners.

10+ speed bikes – $65.00
Align wheels, adjust brakes and gears, lube chain, check all fasteners.


Store Location:
1603 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96817 

Phone Number:
(808) 847-2005 

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.