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Andrewlcox
02-17-2012, 11:58 AM
I think this look more like a $4000 bike (I still wouldn't buy it) but what do you think? Why is this bike even priced close to $14,000?

"Bianchi by Gucci" carbon urban bike (http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/284332JA3108730#)

bumknees
02-17-2012, 11:59 AM
only 1 size?

akelman
02-17-2012, 12:02 PM
Can you imagine how much the Tiffany's bike will cost? Particularly when they decide to put a half carat solitaire in the center of the stem's faceplate? But it will all be worth it, because it will come in a huge blue bag!

ORMojo
02-17-2012, 12:04 PM
"hydraulic disk breaks"

They are asking $14k and they couldn't even proof-read the copy???

VA-Scooter
02-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Water bottles-reflectors-double sided pedals-22 lbs.-hydraulic "breaks". for only 14 grand?

peanutgallery
02-17-2012, 12:05 PM
it has disk "breaks" and reflectors, gotta be worth the $$$
just call 1-800-482-2430 and consult the personal shopper about fit. should be good conversation

fiamme red
02-17-2012, 12:05 PM
It would go well with Gucci skinny jeans (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 418052&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446454712&R=885133483926&P_name=Gucci&sid=1358C7ABA008&Ntt=gucci&N=306418052&bmUID=jmbMEyU) ($590) and a Gucci messenger bag (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446368 070&afsrc=1&site_refer=GGLBASE001&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=0883339924342) ($750 -- DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, A CUSTOMER MAY ORDER NO MORE THAN 3 UNITS OF THIS ITEM EVERY THIRTY DAYS :rolleyes: ).

MattTuck
02-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Nice. I wonder if they solved the brake fade problem with discs.



I think bikes should come with bags... like good shoes. would be handy for lots of reasons.

old_fat_and_slow
02-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Gee... 14 G's and no suspension? Won't the snooty haute couture crowd that buy these need some dissipation of all the road forces to their tender arses?

fuzzalow
02-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Why is this bike even priced close to $14,000?

"Bianchi by Gucci" carbon urban bike (http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/284332JA3108730#)It must be priced at that level because it satisfies the expectation of the target audience into which it is sold. Even if the bike never sells a copy, it will project and reinforce a positive, active and fit self-image of Gucci's clientele.

Not just jumping in and out of the backseat of a Maybach while traipsing between the Plaza Athenee and Hermes for this crowd, non monsieur!

William
02-17-2012, 12:29 PM
http://www.hardtofindseminars.com/images/PT_barnum.JPG

Fishbike
02-17-2012, 12:37 PM
COuld build me a pretty nice custom road bike, MTB and rando bike for that amount of coin. Would be prettier, more exclusive and have even better water bottles.

zetroc
02-17-2012, 12:37 PM
I'm waiting for a Louis Vuitton S&S bike case.

Peter B
02-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Does this look like $14,000?

That doesn't look like $1400.

BumbleBeeDave
02-17-2012, 12:41 PM
. . . No.

The phrase "More money than brains" comes to mind . . .

BBD

cfox
02-17-2012, 12:43 PM
that is just terrible. Not that anyone on planet Earth would buy that stupid thing, but why would anyone ever want a carbon urban bike? Gucci...one of those 'lost its cache' brands. I remember as a kid a guy selling "Gucci" sweatshirts at our local flea market.

CaliFly
02-17-2012, 12:46 PM
No...but then, *none* of their wares are worth the frns to me.

torquer
02-17-2012, 12:59 PM
Not for me, plus, it doesn't coordinate with my Hermes helment:
http://www.velojoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/1-570x732.jpg
More fun here:
http://www.velojoy.com/2011/10/23/heady-mix-couture-and-bicycle-head-protection/
Happy Fashion Week, everyone!

dream_theater
02-17-2012, 01:12 PM
This is cooler-

http://www.porsche-bike.com/us/porsche-bike-rs/

gone
02-17-2012, 01:14 PM
. . . No.

The phrase "More money than brains" comes to mind . . .

BBD
I've always thought that was a good tradeoff. :D

laupsi
02-17-2012, 01:18 PM
it did say Gucci!

FL_MarkD
02-17-2012, 01:29 PM
http://www.hardtofindseminars.com/images/PT_barnum.JPG

Barnum was correct, but the birthrate has gone up significantly since he made that calculation. :)


Think what it would cost with electronic shifting.......

Mark

ORMojo
02-17-2012, 01:36 PM
No. It looks like this
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2368/2289244883_de5b73c3d6.jpg

Which would you rather have :rolleyes:

bargainguy
02-17-2012, 01:38 PM
It's not Gucci, it's Gotcha.

Don

laupsi
02-17-2012, 01:41 PM
It's not Gucci, it's Gotcha.

Don

Gotcha's not Italian :)

laupsi
02-17-2012, 01:44 PM
oh I know, perhaps they're government issued?

bicycletricycle
02-17-2012, 01:45 PM
the most shocking thing is that it is a hybrid, hybrids are no longer in fashion, the fashion industry needs a cycling consultant

ORMojo
02-17-2012, 01:50 PM
And in case you missed it, almost another grand ($960) for the matching bike helmet.
http://www.gucci.com/images/ecommerce/styles_new/201109/web_zoomout/284374_J391R_1090_001_web_zoomout.jpghttp://www.gucci.com/images/ecommerce/styles_new/201109/web_zoomout/284374_J391N_9067_001_web_zoomout.jpg

victoryfactory
02-17-2012, 02:06 PM
but seriously, don't your non riding friends/family react the same way
when they find out that your bike cost $5000.?
They can't tell your ride from a $199.00 Walmart special.

Just a matter of scale, no?

VF

William
02-17-2012, 02:09 PM
That bike makes me want to Ploo. (http://www.thebrowncorporation.com/products/ploo)

I'll use that before I would ride that bike.






William

choke
02-17-2012, 02:14 PM
It's nice that they include the $105.00 water bottle... :rolleyes:

http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/284375JAT001074#

martinrjensen
02-17-2012, 02:16 PM
so take a painting say a Picasso, the parts are worth maybe $20. Frame, canvas, paint. OK, maybe $30.00, but it sells for millions because of the name.
That's all this is.
sounds like it's got a nice group on it, at least they want with Campy (I'm assuming)

Kevan
02-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Ducking ridiculous!

This makes their Fiat 500 look like a deal.

woolly
02-17-2012, 02:23 PM
I think the people that would actually buy that probably treat $14K like most folks here treat $140. Or $14.

torquer
02-17-2012, 02:45 PM
so take a painting say a Picasso, the parts are worth maybe $20. Frame, canvas, paint. OK, maybe $30.00, but it sells for millions because of the name.
That's all this is.
False analogy alert!!! :no:
Would you say Richard Sachs takes a few hundred bucks worth of lugs, tubing, brass and paint, and it's only the decals that make the resulting bike worth $3,000 (and a six-year wait)?
Granted, with Picasso some not-so-great work benefits from his greatest work, but that's different from overpriced shoes and schmatas.

BumbleBeeDave
02-17-2012, 02:52 PM
False analogy alert!!! :no:
Would you say Richard Sachs takes a few hundred bucks worth of lugs, tubing, brass and paint, and it's only the decals that make the resulting bike worth $3,000 (and a six-year wait)?
Granted, with Picasso some not-so-great work benefits from his greatest work, but that's different from overpriced shoes and schmatas.

What's a "schmata?"

BBD

fiamme red
02-17-2012, 02:58 PM
What's a "schmata?"

BBDYiddish for a rag.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shmatte

bargainguy
02-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Slang for rag. My family spoke Ukrainian growing up and that's what I thought it meant.

Don

torquer
02-17-2012, 03:03 PM
I dropped one of the "t"s:

Schmatta (n.)
Rags: Don't go out of the house wearing that schmatta.


Read more: Yiddish Glossary Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/yiddish1.html#ixzz1mfupjbPR

dream_theater
02-17-2012, 03:05 PM
False analogy alert!!! :no:
Would you say Richard Sachs takes a few hundred bucks worth of lugs, tubing, brass and paint, and it's only the decals that make the resulting bike worth $3,000 (and a six-year wait)?
Granted, with Picasso some not-so-great work benefits from his greatest work, but that's different from overpriced shoes and schmatas.

Amen. The fashion industry is something I'll never understand nor have any desire to do so. Insane people.

rwsaunders
02-17-2012, 03:17 PM
I cancelled my order, as they told me it wouldn't ship for 1-2 weeks.... :cool:

eippo1
02-17-2012, 03:21 PM
Why is there a bolt at the seatstay/ seattube junction? Also that rear derailleur looks likes a modern take on drillum. I kinda want to see this bike in person.

I wonder what you have to leave behind to take it for a test ride or would they tell you that it's not for riding.

charliedid
02-17-2012, 03:57 PM
I think this look more like a $4000 bike (I still wouldn't buy it) but what do you think? Why is this bike even priced close to $14,000?

"Bianchi by Gucci" carbon urban bike (http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/284332JA3108730#)

Hey you are good! Since you can tell what a bike is worth by looking, how much is this one?

http://www.sidiergo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/expensivebicycleaurumania.jpg

majorpat
02-17-2012, 05:12 PM
I once got a "Goochee" watch on a streetcorner for twenty bucks.

gone
02-17-2012, 06:08 PM
I once got a "Goochee" watch on a streetcorner for twenty bucks.

I bought a pile of "genuine" rolexes in Seoul for about $25. The funniest part is I had them in my carry-on flying back and there wasn't enough ferrous metal in them to set off the metal detector. I gave them to friends as gag gifts, called them "Seoulexes" :D

Rueda Tropical
02-17-2012, 06:15 PM
That doesn't look like $1400.

Bike: $1400. Gucci logo: $12,600.

wc1934
02-17-2012, 08:02 PM
naw, it's a typo - one to many zeros

Jaq
02-17-2012, 08:10 PM
If I have a chance, I'll swing by the Gucci store here in Beverly Hills and see if they have one of those bad boys.

If anyone here wants to slip me their ID and CC number, I'll use that as security for a test ride.

;)