Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Recession? What recession?

For people who did not have any money invested in the stock market in the last two weeks or else need to sell their Bentleys, a Swedish design firm is offering a gold-plated fixed gear bicycle for 80,000 Euros (US$ 110,000), delivery included. It comes bedecked with crystals, including Braille top tube lettering, and a genuine $200 Brooks leather saddle. And a gold-plated stand, but no brakes. And a honking big "Limited Edition" head tube badge.

Perhaps the markets will recover by Christmas...

4 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

When should we expect to see one flashing along the streets in Ottawa or through the Gatineau's??

;^)

Groover said...

I'm sure there are a couple bike messenger guys out there that could effort it ... right? It's beautiful, though. You just couldn't justify to ride it. It would have to go on the wall and it's too expensive for that ... :-)

Judi said...

Reeeeee-diculous!

Sprocketboy said...

I cannot imagine anyone actually riding this bike and--aargh!--getting it dirty. I think of fixed gear bikes more like tools: beautiful in their simplicity. But when I think of how many annual cycling trips to Europe this would represent (ie. all of them for the rest of my life)I cannot understand it at all. On the other hand, the latest version of my bike, the Specialized Tarmac SL2, costs 2.5 times more than a Kawasaki Ninja 250R sports motorcycle, which is a very complex machine in comparison.