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    Default Re: Richard Sachs Bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Porter View Post

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    Default Re: Richard Sachs Bicycles

    Between those two, that’s an awful lot of elegance to bring back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    Between those two, that’s an awful lot of elegance to bring back.
    I’m an expert on all things shallow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    haute alert atmo
    I think I am starring at the perfect steel bike right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    And now for something a little more KASual:

    This bike makes me pull faces... Jeepers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    And now for something a little more KASual:





    This has set the bar on everything bike related for me from now on...this would be end game on all bikes for me.
    Riding has to be fun, and part of the fun has to be that you’re not worried about having too much technology on your bike. - Tom Ritchey

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    ATMOglama—"What Becomes a Legend Most?"
    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    Who would get this reference (except for maybe three of us)?!
    I'm not gonna lie: I still can vividly picture the Blackglama ad featuring Raquel Welch that I only saw once when I was ~12 years old ...permanently etched in my mind's eye. :::swoon:::

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    I hate to admit it; but I will. It is hard to choose between Sophia Loren and Lauren Bacall, on the one hand, and DCT's and happycampyer's bikes, on the other.

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    Being in the right place at the right time / twist of fate. In my 40th year of life, this is my Red Convertible.

    Thank you e-Richie for allowing this '19 ship to set sail and arrive to port in NC with me. The ride is absolutely sublime - I started on steel on cx 13+yr ago, a Serotta, but have been on Ti, AL and Carbon since. The fork not only lives up to the hype, but #beyondthehype . Given the lack of racing this season, I set it up using some parts I had, as most of my riding is via mixed surface. Current setup with 35s is quite smooth to say the least. The tubulars are hanging in the room at the moment.

    My local shop was great at helping with the build, including a friend who works there who also does professional photography.

    Cheers-
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    F yeah! That rules. I want to see that thing in person some time.

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    We'll have to make that happen.. I was out on the A.Tobacco Trail a few weeks ago your way on an out-n-back!

    Quote Originally Posted by zambenini View Post
    F yeah! That rules. I want to see that thing in person some time.

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    Front and center.

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    Sachs' forks are so nice.

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    There are signs of more than one master in that photo. Bike builder, of course, but that stone wall is a thing of beauty. Someone knew what they were doing.

    Have to say, I'm wondering about the Lightweights and that flat gravel road. Seems like an unlikely combination to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    There are signs of more than one master in that photo. Bike builder, of course, but that stone wall is a thing of beauty...
    Can't tell but I'm betting it's a dry stack wall, no mortar. Lots of dry stack sandstone walls around SB built by immigrant Italian stone masons in the early 1900s that are truly masterpieces. I don't think the majority of folks really have an appreciation of their skills/talents unless they've worked with stone on even the most basic level, of course that's true with all skilled trades.
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    Yeah, for sure, dry stack wall there. That's what you see in New England. With all the frost heaving, no mortared wall would last more than a few years. Dry stack walls move with the frost through the year. Plus, most of the original walls just started out as places to get the stones out of fields (and keep sheep in them). No farmer from that time had the extra cash to mortar a wall, and knew better anyway.

    Sorry to get off topic. But Sachs are also products of New England...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Have to say, I'm wondering about the Lightweights and that flat gravel road. Seems like an unlikely combination to me.
    Why? Wide rims and (I'm guessing) 28c rubber; and that road is no challenge. It's not like the rims are dragging on the stones.

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    Default Re: Richard Sachs Bicycles

    Latest work in progress..

    Sachs-v1.jpg

    Circa '07-08 production Sachs that went from Rob (SamIAm) to John (JR59) to Greg (Kirk007 - see above), where it was repainted by TK, to yours truly.

    My plan is to regale this in silvery goodness stem to stern, with Nemesis/Record wheels if I'm lucky and Vlaanderens of course. It may have early R11 for a while while waiting for a minty C10 group with silver window levers to show itself.

    More importantly though, I'm just in love with being back on top-notch steel again. It sings on the road and enriches the ride in a way that has to be experienced to be believed. I may be able to save a few seconds here and there on something that underweighs it by 4-5 lbs but any of that is given back tenfold in the pure enjoyment factor of riding a supple work of art.

    Now, for a question: can someone tell me about this vintage of Sachs' production as compared to say, circa 2017? I know the newer ones have updated dropouts and external TT routing, and less ornate lugs - but has the Pegorichie changed much over those years?
    Dan in Oregon

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