Today's recipient of my ire is the above bike, designed by Anne Lehman for Norman-Copenhagen. What we have here, people, is a single speed, steel framed bicycle with a cute green seat and matching chain. Also, it looks to have a drum brake in front and some snazzy drop bars. Price: 1600 euros. Grrr. You could produce almost these exact results at home for under $500. Plus, what you gain in knowledge and pride by building your own bike is absolutely priceless.
Say no to overpriced bikes. Say yes to DIY. Power to the people!