There was a time when bicycles were nothing but metal framed contraptions with wheels and the occasional brakes and bells that would allow folks to travel around. Times have changed and so have people’s tastes. These days, we spend a substantial amount of time trying to decide a comfortable way to get around, which is why, most of us settle for our cars to travel. If you’ve got a swollen wallet however and wish to pedal away to glory, here’s a suggestion, the Italian manufacturer Scappa. Better known as extremely expensive luxury bespoke bicycles, these machines by Scappa sport custom built carbon frames made from tube-to-tube construction.
Each of these custom bikes take up to 80 hours to be built and come with all the bare necessities of a bicycle, and some more. Ready-to-ride-away bikes are also available and perhaps one of the best frames from Scappa we’ve come across is the Purosangue that weighs just 630g. With its wheels, handle bar, stem and seatpost, the complete bike weighs below 5.5kg.
Scappa’s custom Purosangue bicycle is priced at $13,400.
[Via – Bikeradar]