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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Getting Sachs'd Up

    Thanks to a lot of help from BBM, I came home to find that my newest stable member had arrived...

    These are shots of the bike assembled and as taken from the seller...if anything it doesn't really do it justice. The details are awe inspiting, as was BBM's impeccable packing job. With a little help from another member, who shall remain nameless (it's Gomango), I have some perfect Cinelli bars and a stem en route.

    Obviously I'll be building it up without the TT bars and with the right DT shifter. I still haven't chosen a seat post for it, but am leaning towards a Dura Ace Aero post. I also haven't settled on bartape yet (leaning blue) and will be adding blue wall tires. I'm going to use yellow housings and I have a red Fizik being resurfaced courtesy of Keith that will be crowning it...
















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    very nice looking bike. yellow tape?
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    Aaron,

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

    You have no idea how much I'd love to ride that bike.

    As nice as they come, and yes, I'd have one in my top 5 wish list easily.

    FWIW I rode a friend's Sachs cyclocross bike down at the river bottoms yesterday. It was a hoot and a half.

    I can't wait to see the progress as you build her up just for you.

    ......and I'm a little embarassed the box hasn't arrived.

    If you choose to use a different stem, I just found a few more in the garage yesterday that are very nice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Aaron,

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

    You have no idea how much I'd love to ride that bike.

    As nice as they come, and yes, I'd have one in my top 5 wish list easily.

    FWIW I rode a friend's Sachs cyclocross bike down at the river bottoms yesterday. It was a hoot and a half.

    I can't wait to see the progress as you build her up just for you.

    ......and I'm a little embarassed the box hasn't arrived.

    If you choose to use a different stem, I just found a few more in the garage yesterday that are very nice as well.
    Don't worry about it! It'll come and I appreciate your help! I think that XA will be just fine

    Any time you're in Philly stop by and give it a spin. I'm very much looking forward to seeing if what I've heard about his bikes is true...the frame details are certinly impressive and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    very nice looking bike. yellow tape?

    I was thinking yellow, but it might get dirty too fast.

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    Good gravy.... I thought you might be talking about freewheels. That is really nice. I don't really like the idea of blue on it but I seem to be picking black a lot lately... so I may not be a great judge of color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    I was thinking yellow, but it might get dirty too fast.
    Yellow Bike Ribbon Professional...it's slightly muted too, would match the graphics well.

    I'll do my best to get your saddle done, now that I've been publicly called out, hahaha

    Durned pretty bike...can't wait to see the final product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Yellow Bike Ribbon Professional...it's slightly muted too, would match the graphics well.

    I'll do my best to get your saddle done, now that I've been publicly called out, hahaha

    Durned pretty bike...can't wait to see the final product.
    It'll probably take a bit before I build it exactly how I want...in the mean time (woe as me) I'll have to ride it with a goofy seatpost and saddle. I'll try to stay strong and carry my burdens.

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    Nice Ride Aaron!!

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    Wow, I'm completely blown away by that one, just beautiful!

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    You need to Sachs the Sachs for a Tout Sachs. I've got a set of the New Success calipers (Modolo sourced) and the rest of the stuff pops up regularly on FleaBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon98 View Post
    You need to Sachs the Sachs for a Tout Sachs. I've got a set of the New Success calipers (Modolo sourced) and the rest of the stuff pops up regularly on FleaBay.

    It's definitely an idea...and it did cross my mind, but it's not the direction I'd go if I changed out parts. It would require respacing the rear, which I really don't see a need for, and the only real advantage is a word. If I went with that era, I'd go 8 speed ergo...it's not terribly expensive and it is extremely effective.

    I've considered all of the following:

    Suntour Superbe Pro, year appropriate...I don't have a Suntour bike right now and that stuff was amazing. This stuff is ALWAYS appropriate. Down side...it's pretty much the same price as a Campy SR group.

    Campagnolo SR/NR group - it's what Sachs would have built with. Down side...I already have bikes built like that. Cost is also a consideration.

    Modern SRAM Red Group - I don't have a Red bike and would love one...the parts would match nicely...it's what Sachs is currently specing. The down side is INSANE price and having to cold set the rear. I doubt I'll do this.

    If I do change it out, I'd be most likely to go Suntour Superbe Pro...but is it really that much better than Dura Ace? Is it really worth fussing with? In the short term, I think not. It's not like it has Shimano Edge on it or anything.

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    A pleasant surprise for me too, thought it was a freewheel thread.
    She is a beaut! Definitely go yellow, be bold, be brave. Damn the dirt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    Good gravy.... I thought you might be talking about freewheels.
    actually at first, until I saw Arons name I was thinking of a Sachs groupo
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    I wanted to leave it a little enigmatic...I thought it would make it more fun when folks saw what was inside.

    I'm looking at it...lovingly...and internally counting down the days until I can ride it!

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    Wow! Team effort by the C&V crew! Lovely bike Aaron, I'd stick to DA on that one.
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    Beautiful bike, and welcome to the Sachs Club. This reminds me that I have not posted a picture of my Sachs. The stem is from BianchiGirl, I replaced the saddle and tires, otherwise as found.


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    Forks bent..........













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    Based on the seller's pics posted, I probably would not have pursued this bike further if I were the one looking. That would have been a HUGE mistake.

    Based on what I saw when I inspected and green-lighted the deal, this bike was near flawless in finish. Just a couple of chips on the right chain stay and a scratch on the left seat stay. The rest of the finish is a near-pristine Ed Litton paint job. A lot of the components were pretty nasty, but the frame set is spectacular.

    Some people think I'm too fussy about such things.

    Should've scotched the deal and kept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Based on the seller's pics posted, I probably would not have pursued this bike further if I were the one looking. That would have been a HUGE mistake.

    Based on what I saw when I inspected and green-lighted the deal, this bike was near flawless in finish. Just a couple of chips on the right chain stay and a scratch on the left seat stay. The rest of the finish is a near-pristine Ed Litton paint job. A lot of the components were pretty nasty, but the frame set is spectacular.

    Some people think I'm too fussy about such things.

    Should've scotched the deal and kept it.
    Heh...too late now! It really is nicer than the images are showing and I look forward to proving it in time...

    A few of the components are a bit banged up, but I'm far less fastidious than some perfectionists

    Perhaps some day I'll start changing it out to some cleaner pieces...I still think a Superbe Pro group would be quite splendid. It feels great to join the Sachs club and I look forward to receiving my decoder ring.

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    I have a little experience with Richard Sachs bikes. A friend of mine bought one in about 1979. And the shop where I was head mechanic, Toga Bike Shop in Manhattan, specialized in them. We had a good relationship with them.

    There is nothing finer than a Richard Sachs. Choosing between something like a Sachs and something like one of those revered Italian names is a mere matter of choice. And since he ranks among the very finest, I feel, why not buy from an American craftsman? We speak the same language and everything.

    Another thing is that it's easier to talk about our love for the big names because there's a better chance that two random people both know the name, such as Bianchi, Colnago, Olmo, Raleigh, Peugeot. But the smaller names really offer the highest quality with lower defect rate. I have a McLean, individually made by a very low profile guy. Mine is more of a collector's item, in a sense, because McLean died young. The craftsmanship isn't of the same caliber as on the Sachs, but the tradition is the same. I can't get as many "wow you're lucky you have a McLean" as I could get if I had a Colnago, but I'd rather have a bike from a small maker as my pride-and-joy bike than anything else. It's because we know the owner of the company took the time to make it himself.
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    Breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations.
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    Thank you all for the kind words...I can't wait to show this after some tweaking. The frame details are just exquisite.

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    Great looking bike. Do you know about what year it was made?

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