Monday, March 9, 2009

golden bike

Aurumania has a mission to turn ordinary objects into sparkling, golden collectibles, and this Swarovski-studded gold-plated bicycle is a perfect example of that mission. Each Crystal Edition Gold Bike (available in a limited edition of only 10) is hand built and features "every visible surface" plated in 24 carat gold and more than 600 Swarovski crystals accenting the frame. I wouldn't think it's intended for real use on the street (they also sell a gold-plated bike rack for display, if you're interested) but they do offer a 10 year "no questions asked" guarantee so maybe it is. Can't imagine chaining it a bike rack on the curb though. €80,000