Several years ago my life was very complicated. I was going crazy trying to keep things together. There was always so much more… stuff around. Real stuff. Virtual stuff. Internet accounts. Cheap things I didn’t need kept accumulating in closets.
I began to realize that the anxiety I was experiencing was in direct proportion to how complicated and cluttered I’d made things around me.
So I began making decisions with simplicity as my yardstick.
At first I thought that simple living was something like becoming a monk and living in the mountains. But that just didn’t feel right for me. I needed to find a way to live simply while being fully engaged in my real, very complicated life.
I founded Budnitz Bicycles with a this principal in mind.
My bicycles are made by hand by some of the most distinguished bicycle craftsmen in the world. They’re arguably the most beautiful bicycles made, anywhere. They last virtually forever. They’re really, really fast, and fun to ride.
This Christmas please give simply. Give things that last, and that are made with hands and with heart.
There are plenty of wonderful things made by wonderful people that will enrich, and not complicate, the lives of the people you love.
— Paul Budnitz, Founder