WE FREELY ADMIT THAT WE ARE INSPIRED BY A BICYCLE.
We also admit that we are not easily inspired. To inspire those of us who are not easily inspired, a bicycle would have to exceed even the most stringent standards of a country long known for inspiring, performance bred engineering. A country, like, say... Germany. The manufacturer of this machine would have to enjoy an enviable reputation by virtue of a long and revered history. It would have to be the love child of obsessive craftsmanship and insistence upon only the most indestructible and ecologically attuned processes, materials and components, together with the most stunning and intuitive technologies available. It would have to be over-engineered to over-perform and yet stubbornly maintain its value over time. The word " Überflieger" comes to mind. In short, it would have to be a Kalkhoff.
It's inspiration. On two wheels.