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Richard Sachs NO.185

Old 08-27-15, 06:17 PM
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Richard Sachs NO.185

At the request of members in another thread I am reposting this from another forum:

As the 18th frameset Richard made in 1975, this is one of the earliest works of RS under his own brand. According to Richard, this is one of the oldest Richard Sachs on record that is still being ridden.
It is a 60 cm frame, originally made for the owner of Hudson Bay Cycles in Indianapolis. Previous owner had it restored in 2004 by Joe Bell to its original rose gold color with a cream headtube panel. After the restoration the previous owner had it built up with many NOS parts including the Nuovo Record triple crankset, brakes, NOS Record hubs laced to NOS champion Mixte rims and Unicanitor saddle. Many of the NOS parts were purchased directly from RS for the restoration.
I acquired the complete bike in November 2010, since then I swapped the pat. 74 Nuovo Record derailleur with 1st gen Rally and replaced the near NOS 14-24 Regina Oro with a 14-30 Sugino. I also replaced the two large chain rings with rings off a Super Record crankset. A Brooks Colt replaced the Unicanitor.
I normally ride a 58cm frame with a 57cm top tube, I thought for sure this bike would feel big with a 140cm stem. Once I am on the bike it feels surprisingly comfortable........it's largely due to a tall 18cm head tube.
I think this bike will be with me for a long, long time.
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Old 08-27-15, 06:22 PM
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Wow this bike is stunning. And knowing the backstory to the bike makes it even cooler. Thanks for sharing.
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whoa far out, thats amazing. And its not RED!!! Very nice, thanks for sharing this gem with us.
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Old 08-27-15, 06:43 PM
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Sachs appeal
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Holy cow.
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Amazing and just my size.
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The daylight pictures show just how stunning it is. Beautiful!
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Beautiful bike ATMO.
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Beautiful bike ATMO.
Wow, it's a dream bike for sure.

What tires did you use at the event?

Any changes for the next time?

Thank you for sharing your beautiful bike.

Feel free to stick around and post more often.

Spices things up around here.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Wow, it's a dream bike for sure.

What tires did you use at the event?

Any changes for the next time?

Thank you for sharing your beautiful bike.

Feel free to stick around and post more often.

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I found some gum wall Micheli Axial Sport in 28mm. It worked out great for Eroica
California. I probably could have put 32mms on the bike and still have clearance.
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Wow!
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Originally Posted by orbeamike View Post
I found some gum wall Micheli Axial Sport in 28mm. It worked out great for Eroica
California. I probably could have put 32mms on the bike and still have clearance.
Thanks for the info.

Must have been a great day for you on that pretty bike.
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Beautiful. Enjoy.
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Makes me wonder about the timing of the builders switching over to narrow stays and fork clearances.

For example the Mariposa I had would take 700x38s no problem. I believe that was a 1980 or so.

My 1980 McLean Perfect Pleasure can rock 38s as well, which is what I have on it right now.

The owner reports his Sachs could handle 32s, so I this has me thinking......
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Makes me wonder about the timing of the builders switching over to narrow stays and fork clearances.
Could it be that before a certain point builders made some effort for their frames to accept 27" or 700C wheels and afterwards gave up on 27" compatibility? I remember Ron Boi (RRB) telling me he did that.
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Could it be that before a certain point builders made some effort for their frames to accept 27" or 700C wheels and afterwards gave up on 27" compatibility? I remember Ron Boi (RRB) telling me he did that.
Heh, I'll buy that.

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