bicycle frame material: other/unknown bicycle type: road brake type: caliper condition: new electric assist: none frame size: Medium handlebar type: other/unknown make / manufacturer: Biomega model name / number: MN02 Bonanza suspension: other/unknown wheel size: 27.5 in
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* THIS LISTING WILL BE DELETED WHEN THE BIKE IS SOLD *
I'm selling my Biomega MN02 Bonanza in Buttermilk color, designed by Marc Newson in 1999. This bike is stock, all original and NEVER RIDDEN model from 1999, not a later date production model.
The MN02 Biomega has auction results in the $5,000 - $17,000 range from several major auction houses and online. My price is more than fair given it's in all original, from the factory condition and hasn't been altered in any way. It has NO condition issues whatsoever, and has NEVER even been ridden or even sat upon.
No rides or sits until cash has been exchanged, so keep that in mind before you contact me to arrange an appointment to acquire it.
I purchased this bicycle exclusively with the intention of hanging on my wall as art, which is where it's always hung. I've carried it into a bike store twice to have routine maintenance performed on it, and to ensure it's kept in proper running order.
Everything on this bike is original and you will not find another one like it anywhere. This same bike can also be found in the MOMA permanent collection, and is no longer in production. It's a MUST HAVE for any serious design or bike collector.
Marc Newson (b.1963)
MN02 Bonanza bicycle, Denmark, 1999
Super Plastic Aluminum, rubber
Signed Marc Newson, Biomega
38" x 64" x 24"
I've included some information gleaned from the Biomega website:
The Biomega name is a visual pun: Two omegas look a little like a bike if you stand on your head and squint.
Jens Martin Skibsted launched the company in 1998. Inspired by the modernist architecture he saw on a trip to Barcelona in 1991, Skibsted began filling notebooks with sketches of fanciful bicycles, for example one with an X-shaped frame and back-wheel steering.
From the start, Skibsted knew that he didn't want to work with designers from the bike world, because he felt they'd be too conventional. He wanted product designers like Marc Newson, Australian-born, London-based, whose creations are influenced by the plastic furniture of the '60s and '70s. Skibsted was also drawn in by Newson's streak of irreverence--he's famous for his novel use of materials and fabrication techniques.
Marc Newson's MN01 Extravaganza and the MN02 Bonanza were the two first bicycles Biomega started developing. They had frames made from two ultra thin aluminum shells formed by a high-temperature superplastic process and bonded with a once component epoxy. The super plastic frame on the MN02, Buttermilk glows green in darkness when subjected to sunlight.
Another excellent read on the MN02:
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