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    Kimori Colossus at NAHBS 2009

    NAHBS 2009 is coming.
    Kimori is bringing there their folder.
    I am courious to see what Cherubim will show at the show.




    http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/n...09/Build02.htm

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    It looks strikingly similar to the new Moulton designs; it appears that it has BOTH front and rear suspension.

    The front suspension looks like it's within the steering tube, genius!

    It also looks like there is rear suspension integrated within the frame as well.

    I wonder how it folds...

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    The fixed gear bike is smoking hot. I want 2!!

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    When Kimori visited Dahon, he gave a Colossal Dynamic Presentation:


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    They don't float my boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parcoju View Post
    The front suspension looks like it's within the steering tube, genius!
    Wow! Like a 1962 Moulton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Wow! Like a 1962 Moulton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Wow! Like a 1962 Moulton!

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    This suspension setup is a bit different than a '62 Moulton. But you already know that.

    Interesting suspension design. Looks like a cross between a girder fork and BMW's paralever front suspension. Or rather, an older Moulton and a New Moulton.

    Moulton must be kicking himself: "Damnitall! I should have put a pylon up front, too!"
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    ...and this thing folds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Moulton must be kicking himself: "Damnitall! I should have put a pylon up front, too!"
    He did, actually. Only 7950 for a DuraAce separable, mind! http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/mod...ublePylon.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiapasFixed View Post
    ...and this thing folds?
    I was thinking the same thing. Is this thing actually a folding bike? There is no mention of this
    fact on the website (at least that I could find after translating) nor photos of it folded. I thought
    maybe it was a separable like a Moulton but I didn't see any reference to that capability either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gganio View Post
    NAHBS 2009 is coming.
    Kimori is bringing their folder.



    http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/n...09/Build02.htm
    Never mind if it folds or not- what kind of wheels are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiapasFixed View Post
    ...and this thing folds?
    Funny you should ask... I was at the NAHMBS, spent quite a while staring at the Kimori bikes, which look awesome, yet still came away not sure if they fold or not. I even asked the person manning the both, but we had a bit of a language gap, and I still wasn't sure. None of the bikes were in a folded state at the show, and none of the brochures specifically mention folding. By staring at the frames I could see potential pivot points, but no way for the frame to actually collapse.

    I actually came across this forum doing a search on Kimori to see if they do indeed fold!

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    the hottest of them all:

    I love the colours.
    edit: and the chainring is pure hardcore sex.
    Last edited by euroswift; 03-27-09 at 05:26 PM.

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    A closer view to the front part



    Unfortunately my Japanese skills don't allow to understand what they say about the comparison of Kimori and Moulton TSR. The pic, however is goldie:

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