Monday, September 23, 2013

Workin' Fer Old Man Budnitz!

As some of you may be aware, I'm a big fan of bikesnobnyc. One of his pet topics is Budnitz bicycles, a company that does "High end titanium and steel city bikes, cycling apparel, components, and accessories". Bikesnob has created a character called Old Man Budnitz. He has also test-ridden a Budnitz bike, with less than glowing commentary to follow. You would have to read a bunch of his stuff to know how funny it is.
Anyway, Old Man Budnitz made his presence felt on this very blog on Friday! Whether Budnitz will continue to do so, I don't know. You see, I have Google Adsense ads on my blog, among others. I don't control what shows up in these ad spots, except to exclude/filter stuff I don't want to see. Cycling stuff, of course, is always welcome.
Given my long standing readership of the Snob, imagine my surprise when I saw this!

Now, I'm not entirely certain of this, but I think bsnyc may not love the googly googly corp in addition to having reservations about the Budnitz corp. Does this make me an enemy of one of my favourite bloggers? I doubt it. The Snob seems pretty easy going about such things. He's a shrugger. As in shrugging off these kinds of coincidences. I hope.

If not, well, it's on, baby. I'm a Budnitz man now, chasing the mighty aesthetic titanium dream. Or, somebody who's willing to grab a few cents off anybody stumbling into said dream. One of those.

Yer Pal,


RoadQueen said...


Ian Brett Cooper said...

I am a big fan of titanium. I'm allergic to nickel, so I have titanium eyebrow and nose piercing jewelry and I have a titanium wedding ring. Titanium is awesome - it's completely biocompatible, non-allergenic and rust-free. It's also as strong as steel but at only 56% steel's weight. I have no idea why we've been making bikes out of steel or aluminium when titanium is available. A titanium bike doesn't even need painting, and if you do paint it, the paint will resist peeling because moisture getting into paint chips won't create rust.

One day, I hope to own a titanium bike.

Anonymous said...

Nice, Rantwick!
I just ordered a couple of Budnitzes to help your post out.

John Romeo Alpha said...

I for one welcome our new titanium city bike overlord.

John said...

Yer friends only PRETEND to hit you in the Budnitz...but if they actually do... hopefully they are made of titanium. =)

RANTWICK said...

John - Nice one. I liked that.

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