Budnitz is now offering a painted titanium version of their #2, called the “#2 Paratrooper Edition” which they say was inspired by WWII Swedish Parachute Infantry Bicycles. They’re also offering a sweet looking titanium anti-theft bolt kit.
See more pics and the bolt kit after the break…
The Budnitz #2, in the unpainted brushed titanium finish, has been around for a while now. It’s their 69er city bike on 2.35 Schwalbe slick tires with an internally geared hub, Chris King titanium headset, Paul levers, White Industry hubs, Velocity rims, and a Gates Center Track Belt Drive system. I can’t argue with any of that. The price you pay to have this nicely painted version is an additional $400.00 over the normal #2 Titanium. Knowing how difficult it can be to prep and paint titanium, I think the $400 increase isn’t a bad deal for the three-layer paint you’re getting.
Also, Budnitz has added Atomic22’s new anti-theft bolt kit to the list of fancy titanium bike paraphernalia rolling off their website. Pictured is the quick release version, but they do offer a bolt-on kit for internally geared hubs and single speeds.
The Atomic 22 Bike Security System looks like a simple solution to a growing problem. These bolts look like they could be utilized on other bikes. And, they’re titanium, naturally.