Japanese Steel: update on p4

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by Wookski


Finally! Have been waiting for what felt like an eternity to have this frame made.

I was looking for something special and have been drawn to Cherubim's NAHBS pics repeatedly over the years. The bike is beautifully finished and has a certain Japanese quirkyness that is quite unique. Weight is a little over what I expected as the paintjob is super heavy. Sub 7kg is still relatively respectable for a brazed and lugged steel bike.

What I love most is the f&$k you to ugly ass aero frames, disc brakes, compact cranks and oversized cassettes :D

Cherubim Racer Kaisei Steel
Enve fork painted
Extralite Ultratop 34/ Ultrabottom 34
Extralite Ultrastar expander & top cap
Super Record crankset 53/39
Super Record BB BSA
Super Record shifters
Super Record rear mech
Super Record front mech
EE Cycleworks EE Brakes
KMC X11SL chain
Speedplay tuned titanium pedals
3T Tornova LTD handlebars 40 murdered out
Deda Superleggera stem 110mm 82
NeilPryde Seatpost 27.2mm murdered out
Berk Hlod padded saddle
Pro Race Control handlebar tape
UD carbon bar end plugs
Carbonworks cages 6.5g
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 tubular wheels
Super Record cassette 11-25
Vittoria Corsa control tubular tyres
Tune AC14 skewers
Total Weight 6.92kg
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Well done! Love the Carbon and Steel mix.

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Truly superb.

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by Wookski

Took it out for a spin this morning- 75k’s with 1,500m of elevation with 60km/h crosswinds. Cherubim nailed the brief delivering comfort, stability while still being surprisingly agile. Loved pushing big gears in shitty conditions, it was wonderful.

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by Calnago

Looks so good. Got the geometry chart for that bike?... the angles look to be quite slack. Just curious.
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by iwantone

A beautiful build! There must be more than just the one picture

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by Wookski

Calnago wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Looks so good. Got the geometry chart for that bike?... the angles look to be quite slack. Just curious.
Yeah it’s super slack: just note the chart wasn’t updated for saddle height, stem angle etc so just focus on the frame.


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