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    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
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    Solid gold fixie

    This was on the TV news today. Not plated....solid gold. Three of them already sold. They are functional but possibly too soft to ride.

    http://culturenow.com/site/item.cfm?item=35741
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    You'd think a gold bike would be spec'd better than that.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Quote from article: "Pricey, sure, but you'll be the envy of all the other paper boys in the neighborhood. " Prick!
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    Yeah, but all the other paperboys are NJS. This thing's probably worth about $5-600 MSRP tops if it weren't gold.

    But hey... gotta pay to play.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRamonG View Post
    Quote from article: "Pricey, sure, but you'll be the envy of all the other paper boys in the neighborhood. " Prick!


    The designer? builder? Was on the TV. It was even worse, but kinda true. He said, "People will buy them because they can." He did spin the crank to show it worked.

    So does one use a lock made from real kryptonite? Or a swat team, including a sniper, to lock it up? Mavbe one needs to paint it black to take it out.
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    i that the same one as the diamond encrusted one?
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    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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    the chain is not gold

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    A solid gold chainring and cog? Wouldn't the teeth on those be destroyed as soon as you tried pedaling hard? To say nothing of the threads on the hub, or... well, a lot of stuff on that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B:H Pusher View Post
    i that the same one as the diamond encrusted one?
    I think so, here are some photos of the "crystals" ??? on the head tube lugs.

    http://www.luxuo.com/most-expensive/bike.html



    Quote Originally Posted by JacoKierkegaard
    A solid gold chainring and cog? Wouldn't the teeth on those be destroyed as soon as you tried pedaling hard? To say nothing of the threads on the hub, or... well, a lot of stuff on that bike.
    I have a feeling that the only thing "solid" gold is the frame. However it is not intended to be ridden. After seeing the pedals and the wheel spin I think they are just typical parts plated gold. I can't imagine solid gold ball bearings ! As you say, a lot of stuff would not even work.

    Edit: I still don't believe it, but this what one article says, "Solid"

    The Scandinavian design firm Aurumania has created 10 bikes made out of solid 24-karat gold.

    Each piece of every bike was created by hand and the whole thing decorated with 600 Swarovsky crystals.

    The bikes all come with a leather seats and horns and they each cost around 80,000 dollars. Why that expensive ? Unlike other “gold” bikes these are solid gold, not plated.


    Already we know it's wrong,as soul05 pointed out. Do you think I can get my $100,00 back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    So does one use a lock made from real kryptonite? Or a swat team, including a sniper, to lock it up? Mavbe one needs to paint it black to take it out.
    If you can afford $100,000 for a bike, you could probably afford an armed guard to protect it if for some crazy reason you decided to ride it and leave it outside somewhere.

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    If you can afford $100,000 for a bike, you should be driving a M3 and with the rest of the $ have your head examined!

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    i hate the idea. if i am going to pay a ton of money for a bike, i want it to be for proformance, not because its solid gold. gold is too soft to be useful for anything except jewlery and electronics. keep it off bikes.

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    whats proformance?

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    thats awesome. of course the person who buys that bike isn't going to ride it, its made out of gold, hence, it serves the same function as jewelry.

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    It's plated.

    1) 24 karat gold is too soft and malleable.

    2) A solid gold formula hub? Right.



    That being said, Woody Itson might be interested. http://www.vitalbmx.com/photos/featu...0231/Losey,112

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    Also, $100,000 is a joke. It's a $600 bike to start with. The amount of gold required to plate that bike is minuscule.

    I'll put it this way, it took an estimated 43 ounces (2.7 lbs) of gold to plate the Georgia State Capitol:



    The gold "was milled into gold leaf 1/5,000th of an inch thick, or about the thickness of the tinfoil when peeled from a chewing gum wrapper."

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    oh, since its plated then thats absolutely ridiculous. I used to get gold plated pokemon cards from burgerking when i was in middle school for a dollar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plecks View Post
    If you can afford $100,000 for a bike, you could probably afford an armed guard to protect it if for some crazy reason you decided to ride it and leave it outside somewhere.
    True !

    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    If you can afford $100,000 for a bike, you should be driving a M3 and with the rest of the $ have your head examined!
    Even more true !
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    yeah those bikes are plated and are not solid gold, also you seem to be a half year behind the times on reporting on these bikes.
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    if i had a hundred grand laying around i would buy it. that being said if i just had a hundred grand laying around i would ride it too because surely i would have another 100 grand to buy a new one when it broke. or buy two, one to hang up and one to ride.

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    they have to put that saddle on it huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    if i had a hundred grand laying around i would buy it. that being said if i just had a hundred grand laying around i would ride it too because surely i would have another 100 grand to buy a new one when it broke. or buy two, one to hang up and one to ride.
    If you were smart enough to accumulate $100,000 then it stands to reason that you'd be smart enough to avoid buying this scam.

    If you were dumb and happened to inherit $100,000 then someone would have scammed it out of you by now or you'd blow it on hookers and cocaine.

    This bike is for those UAE goofballs that get into "I'm richer than you" pissing contests with each other.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2005/11/18/w...st-audi/print/



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    yes when i become filthy rich i will do things like this, and will post pictures in quite a few years haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    yes when i become filthy rich i will do things like this, and will post pictures in quite a few years haha
    "when"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
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