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    Meaning of the word Kore..

    teen age girl, in greek. Nike means victory.
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    I bet it was a play on hardcore.

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    In Japanese "kore" (Kou-ray) means "here." Or at least that's what I've learned from watching anime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    teen age girl, in greek. Nike means victory.
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    And thus another internet mystery is solved. Good job, team!

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    Cheesy aftermarket bike parts in english.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie View Post
    In Japanese "kore" (Kou-ray) means "here." Or at least that's what I've learned from watching anime.
    *this*

    *here* would be koko.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    Cheesy aftermarket bike parts in english.
    the old stems are light, tough and classy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    the old stems are light, tough and classy.
    The Kore Elite is one of my favorite stems. Their lower end stuff was pretty heavy and often had cheap decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    The Kore Elite is one of my favorite stems. Their lower end stuff was pretty heavy and often had cheap decals.
    The single bolt, non removable plate.. i like even more.
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    I loved my Kore elite seatpost!...one bolt..my seat never slipped/tilted once.

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    What happened to Kore?

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    Still around, though probably by name only: English (UK)

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    I have a 2009 GT cyclocross bike (Type CX) that is covered in Kore parts from the factory. They seem pretty decent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    *this*

    *here* would be koko.
    I've always struggled with proximity in Japanese. "Koko" would indeed be used when adressing things closest to you, followed by soko asoko in order of distance; then there's also kore, sore, are, mukoo if you're really far?

    Demo, watashi wa pera pera ja nai...so what do I know?

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    Sorta. Koko/soko/asoko is referencing the place/proximity while kore/sore/are is referencing the thing/proximity.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Still around, though probably by name only: English (UK)
    Yeah, that looks like a buyout happened at some point. Now it just looks like another company rebranding OEM catalogs...

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    Bob Morales, who started the company made some pretty interesting stuff. He designed a KORE frame called the converter which could go from hardtail to softtail by unbolting the rear triangle and adding a shock. Not sure if it ever made it to market though. Boutique stuff became mass produced blandness when he sold it to GT/Riteway where it became the brand it is now. It's still reliable stuff just not that unique.

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