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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Came across Budnitz Bicycles: http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles and I couldn't believe the prices for what looks to me like a titanium reproduction of a 1950s Schwinn clunker. :shock:

So, what do you think, overpriced tat for the sort of people that would spend $5million on a diamond encrusted iPhone case, or really cool?

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http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/diamond-encrusted-5m-iphone-4-is-worlds-priciest-smart-phone-50001171/


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:05 pm 
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And the irony of the Liverbird on the $5mill gimp-phone is superb .... although round here it would a fiver from St Johns Market!!! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:02 pm 
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They do look pretty cool though.

The bikes that is, not the phone cases.

EDIT. And I've just checked out the spec on them. Not many bikes come with a Chris King Ti headset and Paul Love Levers as standard kit.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:08 pm 
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If your that rich then go for it. Not for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:38 pm 
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looks very nice to me, but people say overpriced, for hipsters


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:01 am 
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I think the bike is like marmite, you either love it or hate it.
And like marmite i think the bike is very nice, although for the money i'd save the money & hang round for a merlin newsboy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:49 am 
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can you recommend similar in looks/simplicity, but better prices?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:41 am 
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Rob a postie bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:36 pm 
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I recall that Budnitz may have 'copied' or 'ripped off' a small scale frame building company called Black Sheep Bikes and actually copied their frame designs.

Story - http://www.thehubsa.co.za/forum/topic/1 ... s-budnitz/

the original story has been removed from FaceBook now, not sure the reason why but i imagine it wasn't by choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:11 pm 
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"Weighing in at just 18 pounds, the Budnitz MTN is arguably the greatest recreational mountain bike ever made."

It is tosh like that I object to; rather than the bikes per se.


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