Hermes Paris , a store that I’ve never heard of, but apparently sells everything from Equestrian gear, jewelry, and watches to fragrances and make-up, is also offering a bicycle inspired by the Japanese compact bicycle.
This compact carrier bicycle can be yours for only $23,600 … oh, and it’s MADE OF WOOD !
Yeah, this tops the WTF factor by a long shot this week.
Photo c. Hermes Paris
OK, I’m not gonna lie, when I first opened the link and saw the bike I thought it looked cool with the natural wood color of the frame, polished aluminum fork, seat tube, and fenders, as well as the bright orange tires. It was aesthetically pleasing. And don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a wooden bike…we’ve covered them before , but a $24k priced wooden bike? Seems gratuitous.
There is nothing on the website or in the materials sent with the news that says that this bicycle is made in limited numbers, or that it is made by a particular designer that could perceivably bring this kind of price tag. Nothing…just that it’s “Made in France”. Ooh, la la.
The leather saddle looks like a low-cost, uncomfortable copy of a Brooks b-17. The Ash frame looks nice up close.It appears to be belt-driven, not sure what rear hub is being used to supply the 4 gears that it claims to sport. The fenders look custom and might be “one-offs” for this build. Upon closer inspection of the three pictures that were provided, I […]