I stumbled across a weird issue with bundler on MacOS X:
$ bundle install ... Using delayed_job (2.1.4) from https://github.com/collectiveidea/delayed_job.git (at v2.1) ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII An error occured while installing delayed_job (2.1.4), and Bundler cannot continue. Make sure that `gem install delayed_job -v '2.1.4'` succeeds before bundling.
Because I installed the failing gem from its source at github, I couldn't just install it manually. I managed to fix this by setting
$ export LANG=en_US
Note: Other websites recommend
$ export LANG=en_US.UTF-8.
but this doesn't work for me. I hope this helps.