User Tag List

Page 89 of 89 FirstFirst ... 7980818283848586878889
Results 1,761 to 1,764 of 1764

Thread: Richard Sachs Cycles

  1. #1761
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Better to be ruined than to be silent atmo.
    Posts
    19,833
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Richard Sachs Cycles

    .
    .
    light and dark each play a role
    both give a chance to see

    partners in a larger whole
    at least they are for me

    the lines between are never straight
    their lengths they vary too

    light comes early dark stays late
    how long it's up to you


    All This By Hand



  2. #1762
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Better to be ruined than to be silent atmo.
    Posts
    19,833
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Richard Sachs Cycles

    Day One. 2019. At the bench. The next commission was started last year. Yesterday. Here I am. Again. So many orders and names and piles of material. They run together. They all know each other. As if each off-cut of metal from one start remembers the leftover abrasives used decades ago. And all the broken drill bits. They're part of this. As I reach the last line, and fantasize - because that's what it is, fantasy - about next. I'm reminded that the bicycle isn't what I hand over for money. These crumbs are the bicycle too. Is my task to remove things. Or is it to add them. All of this lives together, with me, in my workroom.

    All This By Hand




  3. #1763
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carrollton TX
    Posts
    351
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Richard Sachs Cycles

    "....when Italians ruled the roost."

    Hey Richard, I recall back in the early 70s when I was learning how to braze and put bike frames together in Pittsburgh, I saw you ads in Bike World or Competitive Cycling or the old Velo News. I thought, Wow !!!, he has big balls, trying to make it building bike frames in the US, competing with DeRosa and Colnago. I loved riding and a bit of racing, and I loved my start at building bike frames. I went on to something else, keeping the bikes in my life. But, you really did it man! You changed the world of cycling in the US. I am very happy that you have succeeded at this. Cool, indeed. I still build bikes, but only for me and family. (You can't learn what frame geometry does until you play with it.) My look at the end of my list is a whole lot different than yours. I think I could have done it if I'd gone in full bore. But I didn't. Didn't have the guts. Didn't think that the market was there. But you did it. Awesome, man !!!
    Mark Walberg
    Building bike frames for fun since 1973.

  4. #1764
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Better to be ruined than to be silent atmo.
    Posts
    19,833
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Richard Sachs Cycles

    W.B.H.

    An upper head lug from a set of three. WB is Bill Hurlow. W.B. Hurlow from Herne Bay, Kent. A gift to me from his estate.

    I had three Hurlow frames before I ever put my name on those I’d eventually make in New England.

    I saved all the letters and even some invoices. Many were handwritten on that old time-y lightweight and crinkley blue paper once reserved for Air Mail correspondence.

    To say those early years as paying customer imprinted me would be an understatement. At various moments in my young life I wanted to be this man.

    All This By Hand












Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •