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$20,000 Crocodile Skin Fixie… Just Cuz

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WLWC Croc Skin Fixie Frame CloseUp

When one stops to think, “what has never been done before?” what does one answer? Swathe a French fixed-gear in reclaimed, black crocodile skins? Naturally! But whatever for? Just because one can. How much is this thing gonna cost? If you have to ask, it’s not for you. But you can still bemusedly ogle the pics past the break…

WLWC Croc Skin Fixie Saddle

No, this is not a joke. Yes, this was actually done. Yes, in France — where else? Will you buy one? No, you won’t. But if you did the cost is quoted by the manufacturer, Watch Life With Curiosity (WLWC), at 14,500 EUR (aprox. $20k).

WLWC Croc Skin Fixie Headbadge

Four crocodiles and ninety hours of French labor were devoted to each bicycle.

WLWC Croc Skin Fixie Custom Lace

Custom lacing is simply icing on the crocodile cake.

WLWC Croc Skin Fixie

The sum of its parts – maybe beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

WLWC Croc Skin RocksAnd just in case you were wondering, yes, they do also cover beach-rocks in lamb leather (also reclaimed, I assume). See more from WLWC here.

 

 

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Pete
Pete
8 years ago

BR still hasn’t learned – Just because there’s a bicycle involved in the story doesn’t mean there’s anything of interest to cyclists.

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking
pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking
8 years ago

if you have the money and this is what you want, here ya go….

mudrock
mudrock
8 years ago

Silly museum piece. I’m not a fan of Micah’s posts, don’t think they belong on this site.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
8 years ago

The vegan in me says: ew.

Pynchonite
Pynchonite
8 years ago

What a croc…

Surly Shawn
Surly Shawn
8 years ago

@Pynchonite

Get out! You are done here. Leave the internet and don’t come back until tomorrow.

To Pete & mudrock – you made the effort to come here and comment on this article, so it did it’s job. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. And certainly don’t comment on how much you hate it.

jack
jack
8 years ago

@pete as i cyclist and bicycle designer, I think this is pretty interesting.

potty
potty
8 years ago

LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!

Albie
Albie
8 years ago

I’m going to have to side with the haters.

Why bother making an exorbitantly expensive bicycle if you aren’t going to even bother making one worth looking at. This is a classic example of style over every other aspect of this piece.

Rich Lather
Rich Lather
8 years ago

the real crime here is the lamb skin covered rocks are better looking than the bike. black on black for the bike was a mistake. & the build is boring. If the goal was to make art, then it fell short.

Greg @ dsw
8 years ago

Maybe a strange question, but what exactly is a “reclaimed” crocodile skin ?

KJR
KJR
8 years ago

@Surly Shawn: Wow, comment police eh? “Dissenting opinion? Don’t post that crap here, what do you think these public comment sections are for?”.

Take the good with the bad, or just remove the comments section altogether.

Doug
Doug
8 years ago

Disgusting.

goridebikes
goridebikes
8 years ago

Does it come in white?

postridebeer
postridebeer
8 years ago

something tells me those wheels are not meant to be ridden. It is art.

Victor
Victor
8 years ago

Keep posting. I think stuff like this is still
interesting.

endurobob
endurobob
8 years ago

That upright stem is glaringly awful

fleche1454
fleche1454
8 years ago

nice toothpaste welds on a $20,000 bike.

Drew83
Drew83
8 years ago

fleche1454 “nice toothpaste welds on a $20,000 bike.” You aren’t kiddiing. I’m a welder and at before I looked I thought you were just talkin smack, but after looking, wow! Those welds are way too hot.

Pete
Pete
8 years ago

Same Pete here. To all the lovers of this thing, as far as functionality, it appears to be nothing more than a cheap aluminum frameset all dressed up with nowhere to go.

So as a piece of art, i take no issue with it. It may look like a bike, wheels may turn like a bike, but this is no bike.

@SurlyShawn, having clicked through to see more, within a few seconds i got the joke…the joke was on me. Was that the “job” of this article?

Ripnshread
Ripnshread
8 years ago

I just don’t get why the “artists” who always seem to find joy in bedazzling bikes find the need to start with a huge POS. START with a beautiful masterpiece build by another artisan and a lot more people would see some worth here.

Ryan
Ryan
8 years ago

Bikerumor, your better than this article. So much for something being better than nothing…….

Xris
Xris
8 years ago

Take my money damnit!!!

Greg
Greg
8 years ago

@Pete, you read it and were the first to comment on it, you moron!

dangerjonny
dangerjonny
8 years ago

all that cash and they still cant get the stem angle right!

padrote
padrote
8 years ago

sorry Pete I’d rather read about this than the latest crop of anodized stems

Hotep
Hotep
8 years ago

Horrible.

Mindless
Mindless
8 years ago

“ninety hours of French labor” is like about twenty in America?

Pete
Pete
8 years ago

, the actual first comment here was by someone else, but it was pulled because it was only one word, and it wasn’t “plastics”

plebs
plebs
8 years ago

It’s hideous, and I hope that the designers realise that it has e^iπ + 1 merit. I could honestly get a cooler and lighter and cheaper and less cruel and more environmentally friendly finish with Gorilla tape, but I wouldn’t, cuz bikes have paint instead of dead animal skin.

Fab
Fab
8 years ago

@ Mr. Redfield, I think it would be cool to see a bike all over with human skin…Just cuz!!!

ted
ted
8 years ago

Just because you can, does’nt mean you should…

K11
K11
8 years ago

@pynchonite. winner of best comment on so many levels.

mathew
mathew
8 years ago

brooklyn machine works did this concept already.. also wrapping a $100 china frame (nasty welds) in croc for $20,000 is still a cheap ass china frame.this is what happens when kooks with cash get “great ideas”.

empire
empire
8 years ago

it’s really awful.

ShabbaDeuce
ShabbaDeuce
8 years ago

HAHAHA you have to laugh. I mean, they try to be cool and look at this awful thing. @Ripnshread agreed, but no matter what, this still this is a poor soul of a bicycle wrapped in the skin of a deceased reptile. It’s all black because it’s DARK. No love here folks. And one of THOSE brake levers. That stem! It’s sad that people thought this will appeal to others, and sadder still that it in fact will.

Peter
Peter
8 years ago

HORRIBLE. A nonsense from people with no brain. I hope they fold and never to be in the bike world again.

Frank W
Frank W
8 years ago

The saddle is pretty sweet, though.

J11
J11
8 years ago

this is the difference between between artist and cyclist.

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