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CHERUBIM City Bicycle | By Shinichi Konno

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CHERUBIM was founded in 1965 in Japan by Hitoshi Konno and, in three short years, the brand was already supplying bikes to the Japanese track team for their trip to the 1968 Olympics. Although they obviously have a strong heritage on the velodrome (see: CHERUBIM Air Line Bike), they are equally well-known for their road, city, and touring bikes with their latest product, the City Bike, winning the top award at the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Combining a beautiful, sculptural frame with a built-in rack, hardwood tubular Parigi-Roubaix rims, colt saddle, and a dramatic set of curved handlebars with a deep drop, the City Bike provides a look that is completely in a league of its own. Is it artwork or is it the love-child of a modern cruiser with a vintage track bike? Whatever camp you're in, this NAHBS award-winning take on the cruiser, dubbed the Rambler, is available for sale now via the CHERUBIM site now.