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Hermes roadster. Fenders, IGH, dynahub... and carbon fibre too.

Old 11-01-13, 11:26 AM
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Hermes roadster. Fenders, IGH, dynahub... and carbon fibre too.

I hope it comes with a bag of crack that you can smoke before you buy it.


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Virgin bride, I named it.
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You can accessorize it with their Birkenbag which is only $3200.00.
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A real bargain - one should look no further!
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My friend said the head badge is probably worth $7500.00
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Oh, look! A useful city bike!
$11,000?!?! There's nothing in that parts list to make it worth that.

The more reasonable useful city bikes are expensive enough to make non-cyclists say "That's crazy".
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Worth every penny I'm sure!
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The price may be high but the spec is spot on for a high end everyday commuter for the Girl About Town. Better than a new pony.
Carbon frame is always nice, esp made by Time. One of the big Chinese carbon shops made a mixte a few years back.
Alfine + Hydraulic brakes + Gates carbon drive + slidng dropouts are the way to go. Whoever specced the bike knows their stuff.
24lbs is quite good considering it is fully equipped with dynohub lights, fenders, chainguard and rack.
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A bike company in Toronto, also with French (albeit, French-Canadian) owners, called Vitess, is building and selling one-off custom, high priced road bikes for the well heeled, up to $25,000 but for that money, you get a bike that weighs less than professional teams are allowed to use, I think about 10lb. Gold leaf will be an option in the future.
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Greek Mythology fans should know the Name.

Wikipedia to the rescue..

Hermes (/ˈhɜrmz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the PleiadMaia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods.
Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods,[SUP][1][/SUP]intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves,[SUP][2][/SUP] orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade.[SUP][3][/SUP] In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals,winged cap, and his main symbol is the herald's staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latincaduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.[SUP][4][/SUP]
In the Roman adaptation of the Greek pantheon (see interpretatio romana), Hermes is identified with the Roman god Mercury,[SUP][5][/SUP] who, though inherited from the Etruscans, developed many similar characteristics, such as being the patron of commerce.

so the Patron god of commerce might like something really priced High , from the sellers part of Commerce. , Like Prada and Gucci and Rapha.
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Can I get one in a folding variety? It'd be nice to be able to take it onto my ridonkulous private jet.
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What's 24 pounds mean once you load it down with 15-20 pounds of gear and groceries? IAW, use it like a city bike.
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What's 24 pounds mean once you load it down with 15-20 pounds of gear and groceries? IAW, use it like a city bike.
This bike costs more than $450.00 per pound.

I expect that anyone who can afford one of these can hire someone to ride with them and carry their gear and groceries.

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What's 24 pounds mean once you load it down with 15-20 pounds of gear and groceries? IAW, use it like a city bike.
I run a free bike clinic at my local farmer's market. I wince when people bring Euro bikes,gas-pipe Schwinns,and English 3spds.

Put a Euro bike in a stand or flip it upside-down. Then do the same with a CF road bike. Weight is a bad thing.
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I run a free bike clinic at my local farmer's market. I wince when people bring Euro bikes,gas-pipe Schwinns,and English 3spds.

Put a Euro bike in a stand or flip it upside-down. Then do the same with a CF road bike. Weight is a bad thing.
You might want to hit the weights a little... and make sure folks take off their luggage before you pit their bike in the stand.

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
You might want to hit the weights a little...
Plenty strong arms,it's the back that's the issue. Any twisting does me in,so I have to be super careful how I lift.
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Plenty strong arms,it's the back that's the issue. Any twisting does me in,so I have to be super careful how I lift.
You are preaching to the choir... you would love the Dutch bike I have in my shop as it weighs 85 pounds before the electric assist and wheels come off.
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You just have to love that it comes in "Ghost bike White"! How much more to get the cranks and stem in white?
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For city riding - buying a 50 euro, or a 100 euro bicycle is about the same for me - just see which one looks nicer. If I made 100 times more money, buying a 11k bicycle would be no problem - nothing sacrificed - hollidays, expenses, everything. And I'm sure it is nice. With my current income, my wife will never ride it, but when money is not an issue - cool!


Even weighed with extra 20 kilograms of groceries and stuff - a nice light bike is always a nice light bike.

Rolls Royce can not do anything a VW Golf 2 can't, but it is somehow NICER. Swiss watches - my cheap Casio tells time and has a nice backlight, but taking grandfathers old swiss pocketwatch in hand - it is NICER, special, somehow. I'm not a snob or anything, but those 100 times more expensive things are just slightly better, but you can't find the same thing at lower price - or hardly.

@fietsbob: spot on. My association would be Hermes = mailman. Cool name for a city bike for running errands. You can even take Kerberos for a walk on it.

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Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
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$11,000?!?! There's nothing in that parts list to make it worth that.
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You may have missed that it's "crafted from ultra-lightweight carbon filter", not from your run of the mill carbon fiber.
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Video. Designer quote @40sec: "We found a way to change speeds without moving."

Suggestions on how to lock up this bike outside the caviar market?
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That makes me feel really good about myself. I thought I should get into a 12 step plan after building two Rivendells. Hell, I'm fine if somebody out there buys that!

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Simper.

Which U-Lock do I take, the Gucci or the Prada (I'm going to the wine shop and Trader Joe's.)? Which means I have to pass by Starbuck's and those horrid, whistling fixie boys.

Eeeww.
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Probably have to get on a 2 year waiting list to buy one. Otherwise you'd have to be a celebrity.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I expect that anyone who can afford one of these can hire someone to ride with them and carry their gear and groceries.
I would ride this to the store.

As I was reaching the bottom of the shopping list, the hired hand would arrive on this to carry everything home.

I could get cheap but I value my employees---therefore the 8sp IGH is worth the extra cost.
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