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Old 05-26-2011, 08:02 AM
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Default Gold Bicycle

The Blog was discussing the extremes of Portland bicycling. This is one bike I have yet to see on my commute to work. It is wall decoration. Sorf an upscale version of the bronze duck sculputres of the "Mad Men" 60s era.

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:31 AM
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Wink I hope I never...

have a gal who's going to insist on having that large of a gold (chain) ring...

I bet bike thieves are lining up to see how they could get past the locks that thing must need.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:29 AM
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Drilled fork crown? Tsk! Tsk!
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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Crummy headbadge; I wouldn't get the bike, just because of that. At least the designer, builder...whatever...could put a beautifully sculpted headbadge on the the bike...something on the order that I saw on a Mizutani Seraph for sale on craigslist yesterday.

Those lugs are kind of boring too (aside from the glitter.). Many bikes have used much more elegant, long tapered lugs than those.

Must be a fixie or a disc brake bike. How long would the gold plate on those rims last with calipers rubbing on them?

This isn't one of those $20,000 bikes, is it ? (mentioned on the main page story by the architect guy interviewed...who suggested that in a consumerist society, buying a bike priced at $20,000, is better than buying one for $20.

Actually, depending on a person's profession or need, they might be able to get their 'money's worth', out of a gold plated diamond/rhinestone encrusted bike that costs $20,000. Some rapper dude or dudette maybe. Paris Hilton (yesterday's news now, it would seem, semi-replaced by the Ga-Ga.) might enhance her cache with a bike like that. Aesthetics on the bike are rather understated despite the gold and glitter.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:00 PM
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The Blog was discussing the extremes of Portland bicycling...
$20,000 was the number bandied by Steven Fleming in BikePortland's blog. Well, it turns out that a Merckx EMX-7 can top that: $22,000 at Element Cycles in Hyde Park, Ohio.
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