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Old 08-05-11, 04:23 PM
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And Now For Something Completely Different...

yet the same.


















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Old 08-05-11, 04:26 PM
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Wow! Not one, but two!
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Notice the difference in brake bridges:

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Nice bike...its looks good Aaron!!
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There's so much to love in these pictures! It's incredibly dainty to have a pair of those... just like one of those mont blanc pen sets or a couple of Holland & Holland guns. Many happy miles to you!
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Now that's a pair that'll beat three of a kind.
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Damn that's a clean ride. Congrats.
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So has anyone seen that rear rack before? Eclipse? New one to me...as are the brake pads.
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No clue on the rack.

But the bike!!!!!

I'm a sucker for a red bike, and this one delivers big time.

She's gorgeous, and looks to be in top shelf condition.

You really have a knack for finding and building beautiful bikes.

I think you'll find room in your heart to ride this one fairly often.

Looks like a great all-day ride!

Ride report please.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
New clue on the rack.

But the bike!!!!!

I'm a sucker for a red bike, and this one delivers big time.

She's gorgeous, and looks to be in top shelf condition.

You really have a knack for finding and building beautiful bikes.

I think you'll find room in your heart to ride this one fairly often.

Looks like a great all-day ride!

Ride report please.
The spokes are a bit rusty and I'm thinking rebuild for the wheels. The bearings also need overhauls...it'll be a bit before that happens

I have to say I think it's fairly awesome from what I'm seeing...it's a VERY smart build. Room for fenders and tires, relaxed geometry...I'd hardly call it outdated.

The only parts that are outdated are the DT shifters and 5 sp freewheel...but I have plenty of Ergo bikes, I can have space for another DT shifter. The single pivot calipers and rims could also use updates I suppose.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
The spokes are a bit rusty and I'm thinking rebuild for the wheels. The bearings also need overhauls...it'll be a bit before that happens

I have to say I think it's fairly awesome from what I'm seeing...it's a VERY smart build. Room for fenders and tires, relaxed geometry...I'd hardly call it outdated.
If you lived here, we would take her down to the shop right now, and get to work on a rebuild.

Far from outdated, she looks downright comfy and sporty.

A can't miss winner.
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I have some other things in the project cue...I'll get to this FOR SURE, but it might be a week or two.
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Sucks, my offer is withdrawn.
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Wow!!!
I don't remember ever seeing a Richard Sachs with eyelets, racks, etc. Pretty freeking cool!
Now how is it a person gets TWO Richard Sachs bicycles in the same lifetime??? You must have done something special in a past life to warrent two

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Alfine 11 IGH.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
Alfine 11 IGH.
Let me think on that one...

HELL. NO.

Besides, I have a deal to trade all IGH bikes to a fan here.
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Wow!!!
I don't remember ever seeing a Richard Sachs with eyelets, racks, etc. Pretty freeking cool!
Now how is it a person gets TWO Richard Sachs bicycles in the same lifetime??? You must have done something special in a past life to warrent two

Cheers,
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Well...I am Jewish!

Sorry, couldn't resist. I don't know, lucky I guess. The first one happened at least partially from karma. I did a favor for BBM, or offered one, we became friendly, this came up...he facilitated. Gomango, being the generous guy he is, sent me the bars...and the calipers came in a sale with OFG. That worked out heaviliy in my favor because I also got to know OFG!
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I've seen the brake pads. Take a look at the 'pic of the day' thread, you know the one? Drillum Dude colorized one. Really nice.

Eclipse racks, yes, I remember those as well. But the ones I remember didn't look like that.

Nice bike! Going camping? My touring bike is of the same vintage, which is... well, not quite ideal. Touring bikes got better a couple years later when cantilever brakes came back into fashion.
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Thanks for the pad info. I could be wrong, but the rack feels very high quality. At least as good as jim b. I have a full tourer with cantis and full racks. I don't need this to be that...I want a sports style tourer and this should be PERFECT.
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I have an Eclipse rack as well. It's a nice design, but no longer very useful, because it is intended to be used with panniers with a sliding attachment point, which seem to be obsolete.
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I've heard the bags are available on eBay...will take a look. Pads are mauthaussers (sp?), my first pair.
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Two gorgeous bikes, Aaron! I'm a huge e-Richie fan atmo.
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