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Old 02-26-09, 04:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-26-09, 05:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-26-09, 08:33 PM   #3
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The fixed gear bike is smoking hot. I want 2!!
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Old 02-27-09, 01:33 PM   #4
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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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The front suspension looks like it's within the steering tube, genius!
Wow! Like a 1962 Moulton!

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Wow! Like a 1962 Moulton!

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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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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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...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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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?

http://www.kimori.info/bicycle/bicycle.html
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...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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