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lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
edited September 2009 in Commuting chat
Actually this is really just insanely OTT.

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It's by a company called Aurumania

Bikehacks says:
As of 7 September, the world will never be quite the same again. That is when the Scandinavian design company AURUMANIA will be launching the world’s most lavish and expensive bike.

But it will only be a tiny, exclusive group of people who can become the proud owners of these gold bikes, which each bear a price tag of € 80,000. That’s because only 10 will ever be made, all numbered.

These 10 limited-edition bikes represent a cornucopia of delights for any feinschmecker. The designers have employed all the classic principles in their overall appearance, and every detail has been under careful consideration.

Each bike is hand-built, and then plated with 24-carat gold and generously adorned with more than 600 fine Swarovski crystals. The handlebar grips are made of hand-sewn, chocolate-brown leather, and a moulded Brooks leather saddle provides exactly the right nostalgic touch.

I say ewwww.

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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,426
    You've bought one havent you. :wink:
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    I say ewwww.
    I say understatement of the year. yech
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  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    The gold, unless plated shouldn't be able to withstand the stresses a normal bike would 24ct gold is just one under pure I think....

    Not feeling Swarovski Crystals. Sure some of their stuff is cool but if it ain't diamonds (colour no less than F and clarity no less than VS1) then it ain't bling.
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  • DonDaddyD wrote:
    The gold, unless plated shouldn't be able to withstand the stresses a normal bike would 24ct gold is just one under pure I think....

    Not feeling Swarovski Crystals. Sure some of their stuff is cool but if it ain't diamonds (colour no less than F and clarity no less than VS1) then it ain't bling.

    'Tis plated. Re-read required. :)
  • Look at the bottom right photo, it spells, "censored " in Braille.
  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    Look at the bottom right photo, it spells, "censored " in Braille.

    See, that just made me Wikipedia Braille and figure out what it said...

    It would appear to spell-out "AURUMANIA" - which is still ghey because the prefix "AUR" usually refers to all things related to sound and hearing...
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  • TommyEss wrote:
    Look at the bottom right photo, it spells, "censored " in Braille.

    See, that just made me Wikipedia Braille and figure out what it said...

    It would appear to spell-out "AURUMANIA" - which is still ghey because the prefix "AUR" usually refers to all things related to sound and hearing...

    Wrong - aurum is latin for gold. Still a rubbish name though
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Well no one in there right mind would ever ride something like that.
  • TommyEss wrote:
    See, that just made me Wikipedia Braille and figure out what it said...

    It would appear to spell-out "AURUMANIA" - which is still ghey because the prefix "AUR" usually refers to all things related to sound and hearing...

    :lol:
  • hugh1982 wrote:
    TommyEss wrote:
    Look at the bottom right photo, it spells, "censored " in Braille.

    See, that just made me Wikipedia Braille and figure out what it said...

    It would appear to spell-out "AURUMANIA" - which is still ghey because the prefix "AUR" usually refers to all things related to sound and hearing...

    Wrong - aurum is latin for gold. Still a rubbish name though

    Hmmm, yes, but it's somehow... I dunno... appropriate. ;)
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    They did not say anything about tyres - I guess a set of "Halfords" own brand 28mm will do then!
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    The gold, unless plated shouldn't be able to withstand the stresses a normal bike would 24ct gold is just one under pure I think....

    Not feeling Swarovski Crystals. Sure some of their stuff is cool but if it ain't diamonds (colour no less than F and clarity no less than VS1) then it ain't bling.

    'Tis plated. Re-read required. :)

    My apologies. I don't like plated, means the gold can wear away and leave the unpolished metal cheapness underneath...

    Apologies to all those who have plated jewellery... nothing personal...

    Don't like Swarovski crystal, beyond the design of some items...
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  • FlasheartFlasheart Posts: 1,278
    What groupset does it have?
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  • A special one, made of GOLD.
  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    My LBS has a special edition top of the range Giant bike which has, amongst other things, a gold plated Campag Record Groupset - even the Nokon cable housings are gold plated. Was to commemorate an anniversay I think - not really my cup of tea though...
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Wonder if the rivets on the saddle are gold. They could have at least put it level. *grumble, grumble*And the tyre labels aren't lined up with the valves. That's bike photo taking epic fail... FACT
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  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    Haha - I'll tell Rikki and get him to sort it out pronto!!!
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    That Raleigh is really classy looking though - it has never been used and it is made of Reynolds 531 steel. It is also 20 years old!! A bit of respect where it is due :)
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  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    I love the way that the the Aurumania has no mention of what it's made from apart from gold and crystal.

    Could well be an old ebay find cleaned up and plated.

    Also clicking on the order button love the bit towards the bottom
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  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    double post - sorry :roll:
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  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    Well I think you can rest assured that if gold and crystals was all that were required for the best bike in the world, the TdF would have been visible from space...
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  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    This is my new winter bike.

    Just need to find some gold mudguards now... :?
  • turnerjohnturnerjohn Posts: 1,069
    wonder if they do a gold lock to go with it ?!
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
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  • Hey! They missed a bit! The chain isn't gold plated! Cheapskates!
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