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It’s only natural when dealing with bicycles primarily constructed from steel that we encounter an amount of oxidization, and it’s true that a certain amount can achieve that desirable ‘weathered’ patina, but this entry for Partisan Vodka’s bicycle competition has pursued the effect to the nth degree.

Two teams were given six weeks and 700€ to produce an individual creation that could be replicated for a short, promotional run. Mysteriously, there seems to be no evidence online of the losing entry, nicknamed ‘Machete’, but this is the winning entry from the trio of Hans Steinkopf, Sebastian Faber and Christian Görmer. Behold, ‘FeO2′, a steel frame that has been forcibly oxidized and accessorized with a selection of contrasting textures. A front rack has been installed that houses an army surplus woolen blanket, secured by a regulation leather belt. The custom leather pouch mounted behind the seat tube houses a hip flask in the form of a jerry can which continues the military theme.

A small edition of FeO2 will now be produced; if you’re looking for the ideal vehicle to conquer the urban battleground (or have a picnic, or a mobile vodka party), get in touch with Partisan Vodka through their website.

PS: This year is about to disappear. But there’s still time to pounce on the 2012 Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar. Make sure you grab one to hit 2012 running. Or cycling.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bahnweg Christoph-Alexander Bahnweg

    very stylish and unique, all fits well together! i love the cute hip flask, it’s vodka in it, isn’t it? yummy…

    • Rover_215

      I’m with you on the flak, reminiscent of a gas can. Hilarious- I want it!

    • Ashley

      Definitely whiskey. On a bike like this, it’s gotta be whiskey.

      • Ashley

        Oh, I just read it was an entry for a vodka company competition :) But I think whiskey would be more appropriate.

  • Spiny Norman

    A bicycle for people who buy aerosol cans of spray-on mud for their Escalades.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dimypap Dim-itri’os Ev-angelos Pap’the

    unless they found a way to stop the corrosion process they’ve started what is the point of getting a bike allready well onto the road of doom.?.
    more then pointless to me…
    you certainly won’t draw thiefs attention though i think.!.

  • Giovanni

    Please. I’m searching for a handlebar like this. What’s the brand?

  • chemist

    They probably should have consulted a chemist before naming this…there is no such thing as FeO2.  Iron usually forms oxides like FeO, Fe2O3, and Fe3O4, but not FeO2.

  • http://twitter.com/OatsAndSugar Johanan Ottensooser

    How does this effect the structural integrity of the bike?