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World’s Expensive 24-Karat Gold Bicycle sold for $327,970 – here’s how it was made

  • 24-karat gold bike was sold for £250,000 ($327,970).
  • The bike frame is made of aluminium and it is gold-plated.
  • The bike was customized by Goldgenie through a process called electroplating.
  • London’s Goldgenie is selling bicycles covered in 24-carat gold plating
  • Buyers can have the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ gift encrusted with jewels
  • Company’s other products include gold-plated smartphones and guns
  • It has received a request to create a 24-carat gold-plated toilet

If you’re giving the gift of gold this Christmas, this is one present that anyone would love to find under the tree.

London-based Goldgenie is selling a men’s racing bicycle covered in 24-carat gold plating, making it one of the most luxurious in the world.

London-based Goldgenie is selling a men’s racing bicycle covered in 24-carat gold plating
London-based Goldgenie is selling a men’s racing bicycle covered in 24-carat gold plating
With a price tag of £250,000, it could prove to be a unique toy for one of the capital’s super-rich residents
With a price tag of £250,000, it could prove to be a unique toy for one of the capital’s super-rich residents
Almost every inch of the bicycle is covered in gold, including its handlebar, chain and spokes
Almost every inch of the bicycle is covered in gold, including its handlebar, chain and spokes

If gold plating isn’t enough, the company can have the ‘ultimate once-in-a-lifetime luxury gift’ encrusted with jewels.

Billed as ‘a mobile golden masterpiece’, the bicycle turned heads when Goldgenie took it for a spin near its offices in Westminster.

Frank Fernando, director of Goldgenie, said: ‘It’s the most amazing piece of movable sculpture in the world.

The bicycle attracted attention when Goldgenie took it for a spin near its offices in Westminster
The bicycle attracted attention when Goldgenie took it for a spin near its offices in Westminster
If gold plating isn’t enough, the company can have the bicycle encrusted with jewels
If gold plating isn’t enough, the company can have the bicycle encrusted with jewels
Goldgenie's Frank Fernando hails the bicycle as the 'most amazing piece of movable sculpture in the world'
Goldgenie’s Frank Fernando hails the bicycle as the ‘most amazing piece of movable sculpture in the world’

Almost every inch of the bicycle is plated in gold, including its chain, handlebars and spokes.

Goldgenie’s range of luxury gifts includes gold-plated iPhones, Beats by Dre headphones studded with Swarovski crystals and a 24-carat gold replica of James Bond’s signature Walther PPK handgun.

Mr Fernando added: ‘We’ve just recently had an enquiry for, believe it or not, for a 24-carat gold plated toilet … including the seat and the commode and also a 24-carat gold vibrator.’

And the bicycle is no one-off, with Mr Fernando saying additional orders are already coming in.

‘This particular bike comes in at just under £250,000 but we as a company embellish and diamond encrust, which is what my intentions are with this bike to the requirements of any potential customer.’

With an eye-watering price tag of £250,000, it is worth more than a Ferrari and could prove to be a unique toy for one of the capital’s super-rich residents.

A London based gold-plating company has made a 24-karat gold bike that was sold for £250,000 ($327,970).

Goldgenie gold-plated an aluminium bike frame using a process called electroplating.

The company also gold-plates other things including rose bouquets.

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