The Japanese master frame builder Shin-Ichi Konno is widely known for bringing experimental designs to bike shows. In this video interview he talks about a bicycle he has made for a customer.
The Japanese master frame builder Shin-ichi Konno has never shied away from controversy, producing imaginative interpretations of the bicycle and bringing these to NAHBS each year to delight and amaze the crowds. Yet not everybody appreciates this approach, and over the years some eyebrows have been raised. Not at HBG, though. We’ve always enjoyed and admired the experimental bikes coming out of the Cherubim workshop (see article linked below).
This year we chose to interview Konno about a non-experimental bike, one that Cherubim made for a customer. Notably, the bike was ordered and designed in Blacksmith Cycle, a high-end bike shop in Toronto, Canada, which represents several dozen custom bicycle brands.