Colnago Biomega Boston Folding Bike
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Model: Biomega Boston
The Quicksilver !!! This is the Biomega version of the Boston BMX folding bike in Silver Satin Metallic, also known as the Quicksilver! It is radiant. Perhaps the most beautiful solid color for this bike. This Boston bike has a strong industrial look. The color strongly resembles the sheet metal of early experimental speed aircraft, and looks like it belongs in a vintage airplane hanger. Production of this color was halted because of paint problems with the earlier made bikes. It was resolved, but there were fewer of these bikes produced overall. I have only seen this signature color on the Biomega version of these bikes. With its rapid shifting 8 speed and beautiful industrial color, it is fitting that it is called the Quicksilver. The Biomega version of the Boston had its own distinguished components. The thicker branded seat, the more rugged K-Shield (Puncture Proof) tires, the Pick Proof lock and dimpled key, Wellgo cam and shaft detachable metal pedals, special (theft deterrent?) hex axle lug nuts with laser etched Biomega logo on two sides, of course! The bike comes with the original owners manual, touch up paint bottle, adjustment tools (alien wrenches). a set of keys, as it would coming out of the box. These keys are the pick proof keys too. The bike has been displayed most of its life, and only demoed twice. …a designer bike This bike is the Jens Martin Skibsted designed Biomega Boston. It is a folding adult bike with 24 wheels. It has BMX design cues throughout (unlike most dorky looking folding bikes). This is painted in the Biomega signature Silver Satin Metallic Paint. The bike is often called the QuickSilver. This model has seen paint finish variations over its production runs. This one is one of my favorites and has come from my own collection. The upper frame has polished welds and the smooth rounded surface looks brilliant in the sunlight. Biomega offered this bike with an eight speed planetary hub and a trigger Alfine with window display. And it has Dual disc brakes too. The cable was very cleverly tucked into the top tube giving an uncluttered look to the bike. The down tube is a twisted dual cable with a protected clear cover. When the bike is folded, the cable is used to lock the bike around stationary objects. It is also a functional part of the bike. Unique to some of the bikes, is a dimpled key and lock, often called a pick proof key! This bike has it. Please ask if you have questionLocal pickup is availableGood Luck From internet: To be sure, aesthetics is what drives the high end of the cycling industry. “We believe bikes need to be expressive [and] iconic like their car counterparts,” says a Biomega spokeswoman. The company’s two-wheelers, dubbed “furniture for locomotion,” are conceived by international designers. Indeed, the sector now churns out so many new and updated models each year that it sometimes looks like a cross between the luxury car and fashion industries. Montante has produced limited-editions bicycles with Maserati and Biomega makes bicycles for sportswear brand Puma. The bike, designed by Biomega in collaboration with Puma, integrates a lock within the structure of its frame. If a would-be thief tries to cut the wire, the bike becomes unrideable, but repairable.Perhaps best of all, the Boston Bike folds up for easy transportation on the go. According to Biomega designer Jens Martin Skibsted, The main idea was to get the folding function in the mix & still having a cool & simple object. Most folding bikes are kind of dorky. The inspiration to counter balance that came from BMX & Downhill bikes & American bad boy pop culture.Indeed, the bike is everything an urban cyclist could hope for slick, portable, and impervious to criminals. Want to check out the Boston Bike in person? Take a trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, where these bikes remains on permanent display.