Karalux specializing in customizing gifts and gold-plating phones and supercars introduce an original mountain bike version which is luxuriously gold-plated in Vietnam.
So far, gold-plating phones, supercars, and villas has not been strange to Vietnamese. And it has been a new trend for recent years. Gold-plating a bike appears first time in this S-shaped strip of country.
Recently, Karalux continue launching a gold-plated mountain bike into the market. Karalux’s engineers do gold-plating some details of this “super” bike.
It takes 2 straight working days to finish gold-plating this bike, including forming ideas, consulting customers. Especially, disassembling and reassembling this bike is also a time-consuming challenge. Despite being only a bike, gold-plating this bike is as complicated as a Rolls-Royce supercar.
Stem of handlebars is also coated a gold layer
Because some details or their parts are gold-plated, Karalux’s engineers have to use both methods of gold-plating: tank plating method and brush-plating method. Details need gold-plating are deeply dipped into a tank of gold. Other details need partly gold-plated, like two ends of the spokes contacting with the hub and the rim are gold-plated by the brush-plating method.
Spokes of the back wheel is partly gold-plated
Spokes of the front wheel
This luxurious bike is branded Zaskar – A world-famous mountain bike brand
This bike includes tires of KendaTire
The seat collar is coated a shiny gold layer
The details of headset are gold-plated
Many other details of the hub of frame are also gold-plated
This is a mountain bike available in limited quantities on its 25-year anniversary of establishment and there are only 100 bikes all over the world. The total price of this gold-plated bike is nearly 10 times of iPhone 6 value.
The owner of this bike is the manager of 883 Taxi firm in Mong Cai – Quang Ninh. He owns not only this gold plated bike but also a 24K gold-plated Rolls-Royce Phantom, 24K gold-plated Range Rover, iPhone 6 plus with Rolls-Royce logo which casted by gold and stuck diamonds and a world’s first BlackBerry Passport dotted 24K monolithic gold-plated rims.