27.02.09 by Jeff

24k gold fixed gear bicycle!

Aurumania took a page out of the Damien Hirst handbook and built ten 24k gold plated track bikes. If that wasn’t enough they stuck 600 Swarovski crystals on each one. Price tag: $102,418.60 USD. What’s with the rubber tires? They better be made outta some extinct whale blubber or I ain’t buying it!

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://mvmvmv.tumblr.com/ Ronan

    Poseur.

  • tyler b!

    doesn’t this go against the current concept(s) fueling the fix gear fascination?

    which is living simply and minimally, lowering the environmental impact?

    this is an honest question, not a rhetorical one.

  • http://blog.annachristine.com Anna

    Eco-friendly bling haha crazy

  • monika

    tyler: it DOES go against the original concepts fueling the fixie fascination, but i think it is an indicator of where those concepts got lost within to past year or so: the fixed appeal is now largely one of fashion, rather than of utility.

    anyway, goodness gracious me. i saw a similar (albeit more pedestrian) rig in the window of vozz last spring, confirming my suspicions that something of this level of extravagance was now a possibility.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    hahah its just so ridiculous i can’t even comprehend it. i’m not surprised but maybe that’s worse.. the fact that i’m not surprised.

  • elise

    I’m happy with my purple and gold spray paint job on my fixie.

  • http://www.benmurphyonline.com BENMURPHYONLINE

    That is absolutely insane! Wire Damien Hirst’s diamond skull on the front and you’d have one killer ride! -B

  • http://www.benmurphyonline.com BENMURPHYONLINE

    Upon further thought, think I’ll hold out for the platinum/diamond version (vs this low-end gold/swarovski version)… -B

  • http://working-art.com andre_angelle

    really? no gold chain? all that money and i don’t get a gold chain?

  • http://www.wyendrys.com wesley yendrys

    I wouldn’t be able to park this in any public places, as someone would probably steal it. It should come with a cheap, beaten-up cover or something.

  • Jolin

    thats messed, pretty pointless… hmm maybe kanye can ride it? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2119183410_7544f874b9.jpg

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  • ryan

    Already been done years ago. bmx wins.

  • http://reedreeder.com Reed

    for 100k you should at least get a cinelli supercorsa or something, not gold-plated 4130.

  • http://www.fixedgeartshirts.com Fixed Gear

    ….because they can! And I thought I was breaking the rules by building a fixie on a carbon frame from the 90s instead of a steel lugged beast from the 80s. But this takes it. 😉

  • http://www.thefixedgeargalleryofbikes.com fixed gear bikes

    Damn! Now that’s what I call a fixed gear bike. It even has a Brooks saddle. Those things might as well be made of solid gooooooold!

  • walter

    LOL. What an irony. The FAMs got a taste of their own medicine.

  • http://www.ishotthedevil.wordpress.com Hate

    There goes Damien Hirst jumping on something else again, this fucking sucks.

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  • On Your Left

    thing is.. this shite is fake. Its Fuji Obey track bike stock, and powder coated.

    The frame and components are all lower end as far as craftsmanship (look at the ugly welds on the rear seat stays) and costs. The hubs are some of the cheapest you can find (Dimension branded). Even the Brooks saddle is the cheapest available.

    Don’t believe the hype.

  • Iwang

    NICE BIKE , Best of Best !!!

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  • gripmotoriker

    what about chain and bearings? that’s poor…





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Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

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*Update April 28th 2016 – We are continuing to update this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated very frequently, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

 

I am compiling an extensive list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the best suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey new work by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) or mood boards that do not make any effort to link back to the source of the work.

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