Josh (@unixluddite) has written a great review of his brand new Budnitz Model No.1, customized to turn heads thanks to its stunning Detonator Orange Gloss finish.
"The first thing you notice on unboxing is that it is a beautiful object in nearly every way. No matter where you look, the attention to detail, engineering and design is obvious. It's drop dead gorgeous to initial glance and also when you consider why things are how they are.
After setup, the initial ride showed a character that is pretty unique. Short chain stays give a sense of immediate acceleration and agility. The relaxed head tube angle and long stem give the steering a smooth and predictable feel. The geometry is very comfortable and elicits the "kid again" feeling I was hoping for in this kind of bike.
It's a bike for fooling around and forgetting your worries. 50 miles in, and I'm still very much on a honeymoon with the bike."
Read the rest of the review.
Welcome to the family, Josh. We look forward to seeing more stories from the road.