CHERUBIM (Konno Cycle Works) is founded in 1965, a year after the Orympic Games in Tokyo and has represented the history of custom frame building in Japan. CHERUBIM became the frame supplier for the 1968 Orympic Games in Mexico City. It was only 3 years after Hitoshi Konno found CHERUBIM. In the early ’70s, three Konno brothers and their brands, CHERUBIM, 3Rensho, and Miyuki, led the early age of the flame building industry in Japan. Now, CHERUBIM is the only surviving brand that still carries family tradition. More recently, CHERUBIM frames, with the decades of ongoing research and uncompromising craftsmanship, won seven consecutive Best Bicycle Awards in “Hand Made Cycle Fair”, which is sponsored by Japan Cycling Association. Under the leadership of Shinichi Konno, master builder and son of Hitoshi, CHERUBIM continues to live by its founding spirit of achieving a fusion of innovation and tradition. It is a great honour for 48×17 and undoubtedly shop’s greatest moment to have a frame specially made for a customer by this giant of a framebuilder. Speachless!