Sunday, March 1, 2009

24-karat bike

Ok, so this is a bit ridiculous. Remember in that episode of The Simpsons where the old tramp guy wins a lawsuit against Itchy & Scratchy, and he goes and buys a rocket car and a solid gold house? This is kind of like that. Over on Booooooom they've got some pictures of this 24-karat gold fixed-gear bicycle. It's made by a company called Aurumania, and apparently has diamonds or crystals implanted into the frame. Check it out:

So how much for one of these bikes? Around US$104,000.
At first I thought this was a really stupid thing to make, especially in the current financial climate. But then again, maybe it's genius. Maybe all the guys who would be buying massive Hummers will start buying fixed-gear bikes and cruising around town on them, which would mean less pollution and less cars on the road. Win-win right? Yeah I'll believe it when I see it..

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