We feature wonderfully expensive bicycles on BikeRumor everyday. Some like the new 10 lb Trek Emonda are technological wonders, others like this 24k gold fatbike border on the ridiculous, but none of those bikes have anything on this prototype Colnago Road Bike.
Listed as a “FUTURA 2000 Colnago PROTOTYPE road bike (57cm) with ORIGINAL Artwork wheel-set!!”, the bike is described as a one of kind masterpiece by famed American graffiti artist Lenny McGurr.
Formerly known as “Futura 2000,” Lenny claims the inspiration for this color scheme came from Wonder Bread.
The frame was built as a prototype for a Look Ma! No Brakes! collaborative art project between legendary graffiti artists Futura & Stash, and Italian manufacturer Colnago.
Despite it’s vintage appearance, the frame was constructed in 2008, and is finished with a mixture of new and classic parts, including: A 2012 Campagnolo Super Record Drivetrain, 2011 HED Jet 90 Wheelset, 1″ Chris King Threaded Headset, and circa late 70’s Campi Record seatpost.
The frame was hand laid in Pisa, Italy, and is constructed from Columbus Gilco Design tubing.
Vintage campy seatpost!
While the frame was originally painted in 2008, the artist painted these wheels three years later to compliment the frame, as a gift to Nadir Olivet – the curator of the Look Ma! No Brakes! Project. All other components were chosen and assembled by Nadir.
Have to have it? Then head over to Ebay to buy it now.