the Midas touch on this dream machine than to run through the whole list of what's been plated. The chain,hubs,rotor,brake levers,grips and tires are the major components that didn't receive the treatment. The reasons for not plating the grips and tires are obvious. The only reason this bike isn't worth more is because som, parts are made of unplated steel,which wouldn't have survived the acid dip necessary in the plating procces.
« What's like owning the world's most expensive freestyler? » we had to ask Woody.
« It's bad. It's pretty cool because people freak out when they see it. They look at it first and say,'Eh,that ain't real gold.' They know it is,'cause you can fell the difference between real and fake gold. They just look at it and say,'Where'd you get that?'
« Natutally people ask how much it's worth,and I tell 'em $3200. There jaws just hang open. Then they ask,'Where'd you get it?' I tell 'em it was a Christmas present from my sponsor,Hutch,for riding for him for so long.
« People just kind of freak out wherever I go,looking at it,and they don't want to believe it's real,but it is. »
Where does Woody keep it when he's not riding it? « Brinks. Nah,I've got the next best thing. I've got it locked inside my bedroom. I also have an insurance policy on it. »