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The Antimustashian bike
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:30:38 PM »
Look at this http://www.canberratimes.com.au/executive-style/luxury/the-24carat-goldplated-road-bike-20141208-122wug.html 24 carat gold plated road bike. It will increase your fitness, as it is much heavier than normal bikes, and is even available with diamonds!

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 06:32:51 PM »
Cast iron or go home. As an added bonus, leave your cast iron bike where it's likely to be stolen, watch the thief get trapped under it.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 07:00:59 PM »
As an added bonus, leave your cast iron bike where it's likely to be stolen, watch the thief get trapped under it.

Mind blown.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 08:00:21 PM »
Just walk or run to work. I can't believe people waste their money on bicycles and all the associated maintenance and repair costs.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 02:21:09 AM »
Just walk or run to work. I can't believe people waste their money on bicycles and all the associated maintenance and repair costs.
What are you talking about?
My uncle always uses bikes other people have thrown away, and for repairs, use other thrown away bikes,

He doesnt even own a lock, because it someone steals his bike, he just takes the next. No cost involved.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 05:41:28 AM »
The gold plated bike would make an awesome winter weather beater to use . . . gold is resistant to salt corrosion!  Might have to talk him down on the price a bit though.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 02:59:56 PM »
Cast iron or go home. As an added bonus, leave your cast iron bike where it's likely to be stolen, watch the thief get trapped under it.

Do you have to season that in the oven with vegetable oil once in a while to keep it non-stick?

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 03:16:14 PM »
Personally, I prefer peanut oil - higher smoke point. Safflower is even better if you can get it. Otherwise every time you ride it, you'll burn to it - annoying, you know? But once it's properly seasoned, you can ride it without any oil at all and you'll never stick, even if your butt is made out of eggs.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 10:27:13 AM »
Just walk or run to work. I can't believe people waste their money on bicycles and all the associated maintenance and repair costs.
What are you talking about?
My uncle always uses bikes other people have thrown away, and for repairs, use other thrown away bikes,

He doesnt even own a lock, because it someone steals his bike, he just takes the next. No cost involved.

Why walk or bike to work? Waste of energy. I can just stay at home to tend my lentil farm and get welfare. My home pictured below.


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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014, 10:35:40 AM »
wait, you don't pocket mulch?


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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 10:42:02 AM »
This article makes me feel a little better about the $90 Walmart special I ride around town.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 01:06:38 PM »
Anyone else notice that even the braking surfaces appear to be gold plated?  That's gonna wear down and start looking like crap pretty quick if it's ever actually used :)

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2014, 01:21:28 PM »
Anyone else notice that even the braking surfaces appear to be gold plated?  That's gonna wear down and start looking like crap pretty quick if it's ever actually used :)

Hmmm.  Good point.  It might lead to some exciting stops too if gold is as slippery as I think it would be.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2014, 11:17:23 PM »
Of course, this is a $700 low-end road-bike they gold plated:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/defy.5/14807/66177/
Not even anything fancy.

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2014, 08:43:40 AM »
That was the funny part to me also; all of the modern high end stuff is carbon, so to gold plate it at all, they had to step back to using an old frame, and they picked a crappy aluminum one.

Now, if I were going to do something stupid like that, I'd start with a custom made steel frame from some reputable builder and make it useless.  :-)

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2014, 09:04:39 AM »
What's wrong with the frame on that road bike?

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Re: The Antimustashian bike
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2014, 03:39:44 AM »
Their clientele includes Elton John, Jamie Foxx and the Beckhams.

Enough said really