Video: Le Grand Tour – A Hipster’s Adventure on a Borrowed Bike

Just a little something to get you ready to bust outta work and go ride. From our friends at Peloton Magazine, who have an interview with Paul Budnitz in their current issue. Budnitz designed the bike in this video and has some pretty sweet things we’ve posted here and here.


harnessgnarness - 10/26/12 - 4:21pm

wheelies and skids on a hybrid…………………………………

Charlie B. - 10/26/12 - 5:16pm

Or buy a 7.3 FX and have an awesome vacation with your change.

Can’t really be bothered to watch, does it creak like a MFer?

Cause that’s what I heard…

Scott - 10/26/12 - 5:33pm

Just when I thought I couldn’t despise Budnitz Bikes more….

Guy - 10/26/12 - 5:44pm

Loving the completely unnecessary whip-skids on a bike with a freewheel. They’re called brakes, and do not require lateral wheel motion to work. Funny video at least.

Chicken in a Biskit - 10/26/12 - 9:21pm

I think that things like this really bring the online cycling community together. Whether you’re a retro-grouch who hates electronic/carbon fiber/new technology anything, Fred the dentist who embraces all of that stuff, or just a stupid kid into bikes whose opinions aren’t well developed yet with no problem posting them on the internet.

We can all hate things like this.

The retro-grouch, Fred the dentist, and the stupid kid all love bikes on some level. And this isn’t a bike, its a fashion accessory.

Normally I get a little annoyed with people posting negative comments on this site, but this is refreshing. It absolutely deserves it, so I kinda like the hate. In fact I’ll lay some down right now…

Paul Budnitz is the most thorough poser ever and anyone who buys one of these things is a tool.

Krank - 10/26/12 - 10:46pm

I like how like 2 seconds in I can hear accordion and know that we’re already balls-deep in hipsterdom.

Chris - 10/26/12 - 10:55pm

For real. I hate seeing people have fun to music that I don’t like. No way I would skid my Grand Prix 4000s

JimmyZ - 10/27/12 - 8:47am

I can’t even imagine a stereotypical hipster going for this, especially because that seems to be the target demographic. This seems to be a bad business approach, especially with an expensive bicycle. I know that there are people who can easily afford it, and like to display their refined tastes, but there is no refinement to this bicycle. A Ti razor scooter would be more appropriate if irony is implicitly part of the intended consumer gestalt. It could have disc brakes and other upgrades, without leading people to question the necessity of such – there is obviously no need, therefore their inclusion is for emphasis of style over substance. A hip celebrity endorsement could work in the same imaginary way.

bc - 10/27/12 - 10:13am

That was some of the least-remarkable riding I’ve ever seen.

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