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$2 million for a front wheel....plain ole' 3x and not aero(5 posts)

$2 million for a front wheel....plain ole' 3x and not aeroSpirito
May 10, 2002 9:16 PM
i can hear cyclists around the world raiding their shed's and looking for an old stool as well...... ebay is flooded with tired old wheels in hope of a trickledown effect.

this wheel is a one off and the builder doesn't even have any wheelbuilding cred or race mechanic history. heck it ain't even got dt spokes let alone a colorado cyclist gaurantee. and tfor the $2-3million that its estimated to reach you'd think they could throw in a tube or some rim-tape...not even....

but it has to be made by a frenchman with the name of "mountain dew chump" or something like that. indeed i have been mesmerised by the wheel and have seen it before but that is some serious coin.

its no bull......see for yesself

http://www.phillips-dpl.com/cgi-bin/news-leadview.cgi

then again i suppose its cheap if you look at the cost of his pisseur......indeed fork out the big coins for both and you wouldn't have a pot to piss in.

maybe it has something to do with being upside down that makes it more aero?

got wheel?
yeah, let's see...Crankist
May 10, 2002 9:44 PM
...house on the Riviera......wheel
...house on the Riviera......wheel

oh no-brainer, I already have a house- d'oh!
This $2M Bicycle Wheel was once a bicycle race in NYAllisonHayes
May 11, 2002 7:59 AM
You are soooooooooooo uncanny, Spirito. In a single act you have uncovered a convergence of forces right in your own back yard; a convergence that includes art, theft, religion, NY, Duchamp, Spirits, elephants, retro bikes & bike races. There is even a video of it; perhaps you are in it? Please tell us which one you are.

What other strange phenomena are out there just waiting for your psychic mind to unmask? We anxiously wait the next installment.

Bicycles with Elephant Memories stolen from our Oasis
when we were the most thirsty by Patrick Grenier

http://www.toutfait.com/issues/issue_3/Art_&_Literature/grenier/grenier.html

The Passion Considered as a Bicycle Race; Patrick Grenier's observation of a thief carrying Duchamp's modified readymade Bicycle Wheel just stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in 1995, over the Brooklyn Bridge; conversations he had with Duchamp's last assistant, Robert Barnes; the theft of three of his own bicycles; and his interest in the ability of elephants to remember things over a long period of time. The idea of bicycles possessing elephant memories alludes to the idea that possessions are imbibed with the owner's energies and when that item is taken, its spirit stays with you, as he believes your own spirit leaves with the object stolen.

Grenier along with two other performers rode on vintage bicycles, similar in design to the one drawn on the page of sheet music in Duchamp's 1914 drawing To Have the Apprentice in the Sun, from the front square of the Brooklyn Museum to the Museum of Modern Art making a total of twelve stops at locations related to the artist for on-site short action performances. The cyclists wore stylized costumes inspired by the work of Duchamp, Jarry and the physiognomy of elephants. Some of the props for the on-site actions included, a bicycle made of thorn branches, a unique chess board with pieces derived from peanut forms and bicycle parts, shadows of bicycles cut out of black velvet, melted chocolate and raw peanuts.

Bicycles are powered by human engines. Muscles and bones work with rubber and metal to become one machine.
The racers wore pink elephant costumes and other unique designsAllisonHayes
May 11, 2002 8:10 AM
The cyclists wore stylized costumes inspired by the work of Duchamp, Jarry and the physiognomy of elephants. Some of the props for the on-site actions included, a bicycle made of thorn branches, a unique chess board with pieces derived from peanut forms and bicycle parts, shadows of bicycles cut out of black velvet, melted chocolate and raw peanuts.

No wonder you love NY. Now, tell us, which one were you?
i bailed at the last minute..i like PINK but not to wear....Spirito
May 11, 2002 7:08 PM
RED IS !!!!!

i just hope my new saddle does me service for as many miles as my boots have.

indeed if they do ill be doing a few laps around the world ;-)

and if any of you have a good memory... yes... they both match my red couch (known affectionately as "the leg opener"). im off to eat some more watermelon and red twizzlers and drink wine (red of course) on the roof where i have my telescope set up to view mars.