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C.S.HIROSE "Mini Bello"

Old 09-09-20, 08:11 AM
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C.S. Hirose "Mini Bello"

C.S. Hirose, tasteful and skilled Japanese framebuilder.




https://www.youtube.com/c/hiroseMuseum/videos
Welcome to Cycle Store Hirose's web

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As a convert to the usefulness of these mini velo bikes I enjoy seeing a frame builder that takes it as high as it can go.

The Asian market can support these higher end mini velo models.

Thanks for bringing this around again. Do you own one?
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Old 09-09-20, 08:21 AM
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I don't own one, someday!
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Sadly Mr. Hirose died a few days ago.
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Yeah. RIP.
That man was a big source of inspiration for me to machine weird bike parts. I really admire his work.
The modernized Le Cyclo, the desmodromic Allvit, homemade front derailleurs, he did it all.
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C.S. Hirose was a big inspiration to all who knew of him, including me. It is sad to hear of his passing.

Thanks for posting this Hirose mini velo.
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Sadly Mr. Hirose died a few days ago.
ugh, I didn't realize. That explains why I was seeing a lot of his work in my Instagram feed.
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Cool C.S. Hirose shop visit from Jan Heine: https://www.renehersecycles.com/visiting-c-s-hirose/
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I surf the web for a lot of cycling related material, but not until yesterday I came across C.S. Hirose's YT channel. And I guess it's because it's unfortunately almost only in Japanese.

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When I first started paying attention to C&V bikes, one of the first videos on the youtoobs that captivated me was a showcase of a yellow bike of his, with the desmodronic Allvit. I was hooked immediately.
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Does he have Ronin to carry on his work? That is sad to read of his passing! His name is known on the Folder sub forum
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Does he have Ronin to carry on his work? That is sad to read of his passing! His name is known on the Folder sub forum
Yeah, Jan Heine's blog post says his that his longtime friend, Mr. Okada, will be taking over the shop.
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
When I first started paying attention to C&V bikes, one of the first videos on the youtoobs that captivated me was a showcase of a yellow bike of his, with the desmodronic Allvit. I was hooked immediately.
Me too. I must have watched it more than ten times. RIP, mr Hirose.

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