There’s a heritage woven intrinsically throughout each Cherubim frame that extends back to some of the bastions of Keirin frame builders. The head builder at Cherubim is Shin-Ichi Konno, who is continuing the brand founded by his father Hitoshi Konno. Hitoshi’s uncle is Yoshi Konno, the legendary president of Cyclone Ltd and designer and builder of 3 Rensho frames.
This frame, built up by Cycle EXIF’s sponsor, Tokyo Fixed, is actually a custom frame built by Shin-Ichi Konno. It’s a hybrid design, a cross between the Cherubim ULI and Sticky road models. The ULI features a CNC machined bottom bracket shell and other individual details that reveal it’s noble lineage. What sets the ULI apart from it’s sibling frames, is a head tube that’s also been CNC machined from a solid block of billet steel. It’s a wider diameter than what you’d usually see on a steel road frame, to better accommodate a carbon fork. The frame’s curved seat stays help contribute to a compliant and responsive ride quality.
Tokyo Fixed can help you build your dream ride, no matter where in the world you’re located, thanks to their extensive online store and knowledge of high quality frames and components. If you’re in London, you can drop into the shop at 4 Peter Street, London, W1F 0AD.