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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    I noticed in the Radavist photo feature that BrittLee was wearing just the hoodie at Nationals. No puffy jacket, at least for that moment. Is the hoodie that warm?
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    On my site’s Sachs Toys.

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    Dancing around by the front door in anticipation.
    That's Mercedes SolarBeam Yellow, folks, with optional downtube appurtenances.
    All the right angles.

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    Richard Sachs built two cyclocross bikes for Adam Myerson in the summer of 1997. It was their second year working together. Myerson rode the bikes to win the collegiate cyclocross nationals, held in Colorado that winter. Over the next 20 years, he would grind out an accomplished career as a domestic pro ó especially successful in criteriums and cyclocross.
    This is a nice article. Iíve lost track as to whether or not itís already linked in my thread.

    https://cyclingtips.com/2016/10/lost...ntil-it-wasnt/

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    Dad Bikesô for the cognoscenti and the patient.



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    Just about to head out on mine. Identical to the above in every detail, except I'm rolling Shamals. The sun is shining and life is good.
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    Actually not identical. Mine is orange. Old eyes and a crappy Chromebook screen. In any event, the ride was magic as always.
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    Circa '86ish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    Circa '86ish?
    closer to ‘83ish

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    Also 83-ish. A smidge too tall so passed on to a larger rider several years ago...

    RS right by Doc Mertes, on Flickr

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    Here is an '82. I built it up with later components because, although Richard said that it was sold as a stock frame through Bicycle Technologies, for some reason it has Campy diver helmet cables stops on the downtube, so I decided to use Ergoshifters.
    82SachsSide.jpg

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    Someone repainted that.
    And added those diver helmet things.
    I'd have never placed them that low on the tube.
    But yeah - nice to see the older ones!





    Quote Originally Posted by sbarner View Post
    Here is an '82. I built it up with later components because, although Richard said that it was sold as a stock frame through Bicycle Technologies, for some reason it has Campy diver helmet cables stops on the downtube, so I decided to use Ergoshifters.
    82SachsSide.jpg

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    More RS prettiness.
    82SachsStClstr.jpg

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    Oooooh- oldies!
    A '78 I've been shepherding for the past several years, all Dura Ace 7400 six speed with a fancy-pants counterfeit crankset:

    P6206842 by Doc Mertes, on Flickr

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    Lovely bike, the best looking DA derailleur, and fancy pants. Well done!

    Extra points for the R S fork crown ...
    Dan Fuller, local bicycle enthusiast

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    The crankset is actually an 80's Deore triple that a guy in Britain milled, panto'd and polished for me. Wanted to run a compact double with the same design aesthetic as a mid 80's DA and this one is 110 BCD with a 74 inner if I ever wanted to go triple...

    IMG_3069 by Doc Mertes, on Flickr

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    Most of the places I ended up came serendipitously, my career being among the most obvious. I didn’t want to be a framebuilder, I became one. And after a few years working in rooms with others, it was clear to me that I’d be happier alone, listening to my own voice only.
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    It was easy from the beginning. I had a built in foundation from my Witcomb USA years as well as from the sport I played on weekends. Regardless, I never took it for granted that the ride would continue. I advertised early and often, and also went to the annual trade show.
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    The Coliseum at Columbus Circle is no more. But it did last decades longer than the International Cycle Show held each February. Despite being a private guy, I actually looked forward to taking a booth, dressing up, and playing Mr. Businessman.
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    This picture is me in 1982. I can tell from the display that I had three Signature frames and one Strada Immaculata model. I don’t recall who made my clothes but do know that’s a Missoni tie. From the look of things, I was a little porker back in the day.
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    Hereís a bicycle I made in 1979 and delivered a year later. Earlier this week, the owner sent me a lovely email and this picture. The frame has been repainted twice, he added. But among the beautiful words in his message, these stuck out:

    ĒWhile I have had my dalliances with carbon bikes over the last several decades - a couple of Ridleys, a de Rosa, an Eddy Merckx, and a Bianchi - I always come back to this bike. It is my go to ride.Ē

    I keep my head in the present. More often than not, Iím also guilty of looking ahead while trying to take what Iím doing today and drive it forward. Itís not easy for me to sit still and just accept what is.

    These are the moments when I realize that thereís also a past, and thatís itís rich, and full of memories.

    Without a serial number and one of my many logbooks, I donít remember every bicycle going back to the first one. But I did recall this client because his note included some references to people and places common to us both.

    Thereís something to be said about the long game. Iím not sure what it is. But if and when I figure it out, Iíll be sure to say it. And maybe add it to a tee shirt.

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    Evolution of the species and all that.

    Before we adopted the RSCX moniker, the group was known as CYBC/Richard Sachs. I tried really hard, and for a very long time, to maintain ties to our roots as a club rather than to be thought of as a racing team.

    In the Ď80s era, we had a metric ton of great people, many of whom were exceptional athletes too. Dave Geissert is an example of this character type.

    Dave won us many races back in the day, with the help of his CYBC club mates, of course. Among the most memorable is a day in September 1987, when in Oak Bluffs he bested over 120 peers to win the Tour of Marthaís Vineyard.

    This image is drawn by Bill Cass. Billís art was a regular feature in VeloNews for a long time. Bill and Dave reconnected this past winter, and it resulted in a lovely essay thatís linked below**. And, this print is available in a 16Ē x 20Ē format.

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    ** See https://www.nymbols.com/post/an-epic...aWCELXgy1tjml4
    ** See https://www.nymbols.com/product-page...n-poster-16x20



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