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Published on October 11th, 2013 | by James Ayre

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$5000 Limited Edition Bamboo Bike From Marc Jacobs

October 11th, 2013 by  


How does paying $5000 dollars for a bamboo bike sound? :/ Hard to say, huh?… Well, for those interested, you’re in luck, the limited-edition bicycles — part of a collaboration between American fashion designer Marc Jacobs and Panda Bicycles in Colorado — are, for the time being, still available. And, to be fair, it’s worth noting that the model does come with a bike stand.

Hand-crafted, and limited to a single run of just 10 bicycles, they certainly are rather pretty bikes — especially for bamboo-based ones. They are composed almost entirely out of steel and bamboo, with some of the components coming from Velo Orange.

bamboo bike

For those interested, you can find out where to purchase one here, as well as finding high-resolution images.

bamboo bike marc jacobs


Here are the specs via the Marc Jacobs site:

Frame: Bamboo with steel lugs.
Fork: Chromoly Steel, crown lugged, eyelets for rack/fenders
Headset: Velo Orange Grand Cru 1 1/8th Threadless
Handlebar: Velo Orange Left bank
Grips: Brooks leather tape
Stem: Velo Orange Threadless Stem, 25.4 +/- 17 deg:
Brakes: Velo Orange Grand Cru Zeste Canti Brakes
Brake Levers: Dia Compe Inverse Brake Levers
Crankset: Velo Orange Grand Cru single ring
Bottom Bracket: Velo Orange Grand Cru, English Thread
Chain: KMC 3/32 single speed, silver
Cog: Shimano MX single speed, 16 tooth 1/2 or 3/32 compatible
Hubs: Front – Velo Orange Grand Cru High Flange Front Hub. Rear – Velo Orange Grand Cru High Flange Rear Freewheel Hub
Rims: Velo Orange Diagonale 700c
Spokes: DT Swiss Champions, silver
Tires: Grand Bois Extra Leger blk sidewall
Pedals: Velo Orange Road Pedal, Sealed Bearings
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seatpost: Velo Orange Uno
Front Rack: Velo Orange Porteur Rack
Rear Rack: Velo Orange Constructeur Rack
Fenders: Velo Orange Hammered 45mm fenders set
Cables: Silver braided


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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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