The bike started from a Charge Plug, a model that common London cycle couriers have, which starts at some £399.
It was then stripped, polished, plated in copper and then finished in 24ct gold.
The chain, seat and bars have been replaced with white counterparts.
This model is especially hard to ride since they don't freewheel, which means that the pedals keep on turning as long as the bicycle does.
However, bicycles over £4,000 cannot be insured, so it comes with optional extra of its own bodyguard, which will stand by the bike whenever it is left in public.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Go shorty, it's your birthday
Except it actually is my birthday. VelociNancy was a dear and woke up early to please me, and made eggs bacon and toast for breakfast. Yum. She has also been bugging me for the last few days about what I would like for my birthday. I find myself somewhat stumped. Sure, there's lots of stuff I'd like. There's also lots of stuff I probably need. But it seems to miss the point of a birthday present if somebody buys you something you need. "Happy birthday, smoke up Johnny." Birthday presents always seem like it should be something you want, but would never buy for yourself.
Fortunately, the internet provided me an idea for a worthy birthday gift for myself: A Gold Plated Bicycle for only £9,500 (approximately $18,726.19 American).
It's own bodyguard! How fabulous. That's one less U lock I need to carry. Happy birthday to me indeed!