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New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« on: June 14, 2007, 05:42:54 PM »
Since the RIP frame was such a success, KHE decided to let Bram design another Limited Edition frame called TO(Y). They just received the first prototype frames and Bram and Sytse are testing those now. So it's going to take some time until the frame will be available in the shops.

Some specs:
- Weight: 1890g
- TT Length: 18,8"
- HT Angle: 74°
- Japan Sanko CrMo

More information and photos are available in the parts section: KHE - TO(Y) Prototype  


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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2007, 05:50:05 PM »
khe dadan :P

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007, 05:54:05 PM »
khe dadan :P

dunno its not really like the dadan at all, apart from the solid tube - dadan hasnt got serperate top and down tubes like this - just one giant downtube with a short TT.

This looks intresting, but those welds look ugly. Not my style.
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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2007, 05:56:27 PM »
Just gross

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2007, 06:11:28 PM »
We should just start designing bikes with one big monotube to replace the top and down tubes.  JAD. 

Bram is one of my favorite riders these days. 
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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2007, 06:54:29 PM »
hope u like it..

1 thing i wanna say about this vs dadan..
very few details are the same.
one if them is the single tube which was a little hard to keep away..
for the rest i tried do make it as different as possible..
i dont know about the dadan specs to be honnest..
just kept them real close to the rip

also sent em an email with the drawing before production of the samples started
just to check if they found it a problem and their answer was NO..

peace

RIP, TO(Y)

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 07:33:24 PM »
I think that looks pretty nice as far as single tubed front ends go.

Rock on.  :mellow:

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 07:38:53 PM »
Of course we have nothing against the use of the main tube design. We are just proud to be the pioneers of using the main tube thing in flatland for the first time.

Good luck for this project!

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 08:17:05 PM »
it definitely looks better than the suelo and the dadan... but time will tell..
this is something i would have imagined if is was you :P
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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007, 08:28:17 PM »
VERY dissapointed. ugly. i'm quiting flatland. who wants to buy a psychopower complete for 100 quid with spare nankai?


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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2007, 09:19:13 PM »
this isnt in the same league as the r i p,
why not make 200 more r i ps?

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 09:34:29 PM »
I'm a fan of Bram's riding, and even a salty, straight tube bike liking guy like me has to admit that I kinda liked the low top tube thing (only rode one once though, it was Digger's bike when I visited York). 

There are already so many bikes that look almost exactly the same, with a 18.8-.9 top tube and a tiny back end.  How about a bike with all the bent tubes and the exact same dimensions as the old WTP Pony?  I love(d) that bike.  Not everyone likes a bike with a back end that maxes out at 12.9"   

Either that or call it the TKO, like Brams part in Create.  : ) 
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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2007, 10:28:27 PM »
how'd they come up with the name TO(Y)? if the RIP was successful, why not release a few more?
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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2007, 11:29:39 PM »
how'd they come up with the name TO(Y)? if the RIP was successful, why not release a few more?

Because Brams name sold that frame, not the design. The design wasn't anything different from a number of other frames with similar specs.

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Re: New Prototype: KHE TO(Y) by Bram Verhallen
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2007, 11:38:16 PM »
I wouldn't ride it....

The RIP fking kicked arse. Make more of them.