Most bicycle makers are trying to make their bikes lighter and stronger. But a special craftsman in California is making his bike heavier—and much more expensive.
Hugh Power, owner of House of Solid Gold in Beverly Hills, California, has built a thriving business (soon to be known as Gifts of Gold) covering unusual objects in the precious metal. He's made gold fishing lures that are encrusted with rubies and diamonds, gold drinking straws, a gold chess set and a gold guitar pick. He even made a gold toothpick for rapper Snoop Dogg.
"Pretty much everything I create is gold," he said.