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Old 10-17-12, 10:59 PM   #1
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Budnitz bicycles, rebranded Black Sheep?

Is the Budnitz bike just a rebranded Black Sheep Speedster (but built by Lynskey)? The frames look pretty much identical.

Budnitz No.1

Black Sheep Speedster
Budnitz No.1
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Initially, I scoffed at Budnitz's high base price of $5600 which I figured was Kidrobot's attempt at the status symbol market. But adding up the cost of all the high-end components to the $3450 Ti Speedster frame, it actually comes out about right. And if it is a Black Sheep, then I feel like it just got a bit more credibility.

Has anyone ridden either of these bikes and if so, impressions?
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Old 10-18-12, 10:04 AM   #2
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answered my own question: http://paulbudnitz.com/post/16608850...-budnitz-brand

frame design by James Bleakley of Black Sheep. Can't seem to find a decent review of the Budnitz No.1 though. Does anybody own one?
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Has anyone ridden either of these bikes and if so, impressions?
See BikeSnobNYC
http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/search?q=budnitz


Not a very good impression.
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Haha yeah I found that one too. It's like the only Budnitz review out there. However, it wasn't a very in-depth review. It's unfortunate that he received a test bike with a squeaky bottom bracket and noisy disc brakes (which isn't all that uncommon). But that's all that he could focus on. Premium price expects premium build quality of course, but all he wrote about the bike itself was:

Sure, the Budnitz rides very nicely (as you'd expect from a Lynskey frame with high-end racing components on it)..

Any Budnitz owners out there with similar problems? or better yet, a review on a properly assembled bike? Any speedsters?
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The first Budnitz No.1 and No.2 prototypes were built by James at Black Sheep. Production of the frames was then moved to Lynskey in Tennessee.
Here is a review on Bike Forums: http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-761336.html
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