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…
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).
Four crocodiles and ninety hours of French labor were devoted to each bicycle.
Custom lacing is simply icing on the crocodile cake.
The sum of its parts – maybe beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
And 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.