Found: Van Heesch Design’s $6,000 Copper, Brass & Zinc Mixte Bicycles

Anthropologie Van Heesch copper plated steel mixte bicycle from The Netherlands

Van Heesch has plumbed the metallurgical rainbow for his collection of mixte bicycles.

Above, the copper plated steel bike uses a classic Dutch style step through frame. It’s made in the Netherlands and has virtually every metal part plated in copper, from the seat’s springs to the fenders to the chain. Yes, even the chain.

This pretty penny not doin’ it for ya? Click through to see the Brass and Zinc models…

Anthropologie Van Heesch copper plated steel mixte bicycle from The Netherlands

Being copper, the bike will take on it’s own tarnish and character over the years. It includes a matching copper plated bell and leather grips and saddle covering. It also includes handling gloves, a velvet bag and a copper chain lock. Available through Anthropologie for a mere $6,000.

Anthropologie Van Heesch copper plated steel mixte bicycle from The Netherlands

Anthropologie Van Heesch copper plated steel mixte bicycle from The Netherlands

Van Heesch Designs copper plated bicycle chain

van heesch zinc plated mixte bicycle

The zinc plated one could very well be the most theft proof by blending alongside road fixtures.

van-heesch-brass-plated-mixte-bicycle

Perhaps brass toots your horn?

Check out some other nifty things on Van Heesch’s website.

Hat tip to Jason for the tip.

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9 thoughts on “Found: Van Heesch Design’s $6,000 Copper, Brass & Zinc Mixte Bicycles

  1. As far as ride quality and weight is concerned I’m glad these frames are copper plated steel and not copper tubes. In my opinion the cost is astronomical in comparison to the true value, even considering the perceived artistic value. Very cool, but I still wouldn’t pay more than around $1000.00 for one of these bikes. I hope who every buys one of these bikes also drives car worth more that $100,000.00…… and my next project will be collecting old cruiser frame and copper plating them.

  2. Bike Rumor loves posting bikes of the rich and famous, and we love complaining about the price. Good Lord! when did commuter bikes become so expensive! Budnitz, Shinola, and now this. Budnitz is actually looking like a good value.

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