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Cherubim Triplecrown

Custom-ordered bike. This build is inspired by keirin track bikes but the frameset is designed more for street use with more tire clearance, less toe overlap, bottle cage mounts. I also had them build an additional fork with a brake hole so that in the future I can ride with a front brake and/or front rack if I want. Although I didn't intend it to be this way, the color scheme I went with reminds me of the Japanese superhero, Ultraman, in the best way. I'm hoping this is a forever bike. Final photos courtesy of the legendary Amy Danger (@adangerpdx)

Cherubim Triplecrown, 53cm TT, 52cm ST, Kamiyama Red with polished lugs and details

Cherubim Triplecrown / Chris King GripNut

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 / Phil Wood

MKS Sylvan Stream Next

EAI Gold 18t / Sugino 75 49t / Izumi V Super Toughness

Nitto Mod. 177, 40cm / Nitto Pearl 8, 26.0 / Handmade turquoise bar end plugs by Nao Tomii (Tomii Cycles)

Ergon SR Men / Nitto Jaguar NJS

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7600 NJS Hubs / Hoshi NJS Double Butted Spokes / Araya RC-540

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7600 NJS Hubs / Hoshi NJS Double Butted Spokes / Araya RC-540

Traffic safety charm from Nikko Toshogu Shrine / Spurcycle Raw Bell / Nitto Type R bottle cage

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Frameset completed
  3. Build complete

Current Stage Info:

March 2024 - Completed the build. Wanted to go for NJS-inspired with as many components from Japan as possible.

Added by 20200605. Last updated 27 days ago.



Mazeamaze says:

Cherubim Bikes are beautiful! for some reason I’ve always been attracted to their bike 🫠

Posted about 2 months ago


Acer says:

Wow, brilliant ! Did you make contact via the website and do they speak English?

Posted about 2 months ago


20200605 says:

I emailed them using the email address on their website. There may be some staff members there who can communicate in a bit of English but fortunately for me, I speak enough Japanese that I didn't have problems communicating with them.

Posted about 2 months ago


EMannBikes says:

This just gets better the longer you look!

Posted about 2 months ago