If you are looking to get a new bike for your daily commute and you have a bunch of money to spare look no further, because you just found the Bianchi by Gucci ($14,000). The bicycle sports a carbon fiber frame with the black seat and handlebars recalling the iconic diamante pattern. How can you miss such convenient deal?
You can buy it at Gucci.
One of the main problem every city biker faces is space: where am I going to store my two-wheeled love? For sure you don’t want to just leave it outside, especially in cities like New York or San Francisco where bike thefts happen daily. The Italian design studio BYografia came up with a very smart solution called Bookbike ($TBA): a bookshelf that can store a bike vertically in one half, and books—or whatever you want—in the other. Bookbike is available in opaque chalk white or iron grey anthracite, and the bike hook can be set at different heights.
You can learn more on BYografia’s site.
This bike is absolutely awesome not only because of those really detailed golden lugs, but because those lugs are 3d printed. Yes, you heard right, 3d printed. VRZ 1 ($TBA) is a track bike frame built by Ralf Holleis, with 3d-printed stainless steel lugs glued together with carbon fiber tubes.
This is a really good example of what can be done with modern 3d printing technologies, like building custom frames in a short amount of time. You can see a great video of the process on Vimeo.
Find more about on Vorwaertz.
This week instead of a bike I’d like to share with you a bike tool. Actually, a bunch of tools all compressed into one, the MAKO Bike Tool ($40) by PocketToolX. Made of Aerospace Titanium, this multi-tool is really light, only 19 grams, and durable.
The MAKO Bike Tool has everything you may need for your bike (beside tubes and tiers of course), as well as an bottle opener, a good reason for keeping it always with you, even when not riding.
You can buy it on Amazon.
It was really hard not to put this bike in the art category instead of the bicycle one. The Biscotti Messanger Bike ($TBA) is truly a piece of art. The elegance of the 1970 Bridgetstone racing frame with the aggressiveness of the fat tires won’t let this bike pass unnoticed.
You can buy it at Vanguard.
When you think of Detroit manufacturing, the first thing that probably comes to mind are cars. But this beauty comes with only two wheels (in this case, wooden). The Woodbridge Street ($TBA) is one of five completed bikes available from Detroit Bicycle Company.
I simply love the contrast between the cold, raw metal finish of the frame with the warmth of the wooden rims from Ghisallo. And it’s so much easier to find parking for this fine bike than for a Chrysler 300.
You can buy it at Detroit Bicycle Company.
If you were looking to impress people with your bicycle, this bike will serve you well. The Van Hulsteijn (From $2,090) sports a unique frame design that will not go unnoticed. To complement this gorgeous frame, you’ll find Ghisallo wooden rims as well as a custom designed shifter.
You can find more information at vanhulsteijn.com