Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Latest Build - 1979 Richard Sachs

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Latest Build - 1979 Richard Sachs

Old 02-09-12, 06:34 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ecrevisse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 308

Bikes: Steel is real. All others need not apply.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Latest Build - 1979 Richard Sachs

This is my latest build, a 1979 Richard Sachs with Columbus tubing. It just returned from Joe Bell who repainted it. The frame had been modified. However it was returned to it;s original configuration with the original decals which are now clear coated. Before they were brittle and flaking off. Most of the components are used the rest are NOS with includes
Regina CX 13-24 5 speed freewheel
Regina Oro 5 speed chain
Campagnolo Nuovo Record bottom bracket
Campagnolo Super Record derailleurs
Campagnolo grey cable housing
Super Champion Gentleman 700c clinchers rims
The new components are
Nitto lugged stem
Nitto noodle bars
Nitto "R" water bottle cage
Richard Sachs leather handlebar wrap
Brooks B.17 Special
The rest is used and in very good condition. The
Brake calipers are Campagnolo script Super Record
brake levers are Campagnolo Super Record with new gum hoods
the crank set is 1985/6 Campagnolo Super Record (last of the early Super Record)
the headset is Campagnolo Nuovo Record all steel
the seat post is Campagnolo Nuovo Record 27.0







Matching Silca pump with Campagnolo pump head
Ecrevisse is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:41 PM
  #2  
)) <> ((
 
illwafer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
yowza!

where are your other builds?
illwafer is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:43 PM
  #3  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
LOVE IT!!! I'm honored to have provided some motivation

From the way they look to the balance...Sachs are just on an island.

FYI - he's sold more amazing bikes than most of us will ever own (including one of my favorites).
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:47 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Nice.

Almost the exact same color scheme as my Chris Kvale.

That Nitto stem is top shelf, no doubt.
gomango is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:51 PM
  #5  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
Nice.

Almost the exact same color scheme as my Chris Kvale.

That Nitto stem is top shelf, no doubt.
That stem is KILLER! I almost pulled the trigger on that one for the Marnati, but thought the look was wrong with colombus max. It's PERFECT on that Sachs though.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:53 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
That stem is KILLER! I almost pulled the trigger on that one for the Marnati, but thought the look was wrong with colombus max. It's PERFECT on that Sachs though.
Agreed.

Your Marnati is properly decked, and so is this Sachs.
gomango is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:54 PM
  #7  
Banned.
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,294
Mentioned: 256 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2588 Post(s)
Liked 4,829 Times in 1,709 Posts
Beautiful, and I love the bars in particular - very interesting shape to those.

If I may: would you please post a few close-ups of the lugs/dropouts? That clean-as-a-whistle BB shell has only just whetted my appetite

Enjoy!

DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 06:56 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
mazdaspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: WA state
Posts: 4,809
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Now that's a classy bike
mazdaspeed is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:01 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Alex Moll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Marysville, WA (north of Seattle.)
Posts: 363

Bikes: 54 R.O. Harrison, 56 W. F. Holdsworth, 59 Sauvage-Lejuene campeur,63 Jack Taylor Tourist,74 & 78 Davidson, 80 Colnago Super, 82 Merckx Professional, 92 Rain City Steelhead, 08 Rivendell AHH, 2011 Rivendell Custom, 2014 Woodrup/Sayles custom 650b

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Handsome bicycle! Thanks for posting pics.
Alex Moll is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:06 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cowan Heights, CA
Posts: 850

Bikes: Wizard, Eisentraut, Paramount, Litton, Turner, Surley, Trek, Kona, Landshark, Hujsak, Masi, Tesch, Holland, Retrotec, Spectrum

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Inspirational!
PeregrineA1 is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:09 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
ColonelJLloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Louisville
Posts: 8,343
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 10 Posts
That looks really great.
__________________
Bikes on Flickr
I prefer email to private messages. You can contact me at justinhughes@me.com
ColonelJLloyd is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:14 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ecrevisse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 308

Bikes: Steel is real. All others need not apply.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Lugs, hmmm, this is what I have.





The lugs are plain, not fancy like Richard's more recent offerings.

The Nitto lugged stem was chosen for two reasons. First, the lugs are gorgeous, and second it has a long quill that allows me to raise the bars higher than normal. The older I get the more inflexible I become and the higher stem helps out.

Aaron does deserve credit for inspiring me. He and I have very similar tastes in classic bikes. Every time he posts a new bike acquisition, I drool all over the keyboard and the keyboard does not like it.

All previous builds were in the 90's.

Last edited by Ecrevisse; 02-09-12 at 07:24 PM.
Ecrevisse is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:23 PM
  #13  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
I love that Campy sticker...this bike just oozes style, and I like how it's not Sachs red.

I'm still grateful to you for my Primato!
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:35 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
I'm looking at a Sachs for my wife when I visit my parents in Texas in three weeks.

The green grass in your pictures makes me hanker for some warm weather riding.

...and some hills.
gomango is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:39 PM
  #15  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
I'm looking at a Sachs for my wife when I visit my parents in Texas in three weeks.

The green grass in your pictures makes me hanker for some warm weather riding.

...and some hills.
Your wife is a lucky, LUCKY woman...


Oh, and she gets nice bikes.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:44 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Your wife is a lucky, LUCKY woman...


Oh, and she gets nice bikes.

She deserves them for all the grief I put her through!

I'm not kidding.
gomango is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 07:49 PM
  #17  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
I'm sure our wives could sympathize with one another!

Ecrevisse - does your Sachs have R.S. panto'd into your brake bridge? My 79' doesn't, but the 83' does.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 08:18 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ecrevisse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 308

Bikes: Steel is real. All others need not apply.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I'm sure our wives could sympathize with one another!

Ecrevisse - does your Sachs have R.S. panto'd into your brake bridge? My 79' doesn't, but the 83' does.
No. Only the top of the fork crown.
Ecrevisse is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 09:18 PM
  #19  
I like beans
 
eippo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Meffa, MA
Posts: 3,336

Bikes: Tarmac Pro, Bianchi Zurigo, Raleigh Gran Sport, Fuji Del Rey, Ironman Centurion

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Really nice, you should post that in his gallery on velocipede salon so he sees it ATMO
eippo1 is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 09:22 PM
  #20  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
RS doesn't usually seem too enthusiastic about his older "ID" bikes.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 09:26 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ecrevisse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 308

Bikes: Steel is real. All others need not apply.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Already posted. Richard believes that what he builds now is better to what he built in the past. His attitude is that he improves with each frame. I agree with him. If he didn't, I don't think he would be so successful and he frames would not be so desirable.
Ecrevisse is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 09:30 PM
  #22  
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15,944

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1254 Post(s)
Liked 347 Times in 176 Posts
Considering where he was in 79', his new bikes must be something. Eventually I'd like to get one of his modern cyclocross frames.

While I'm sure he does improve over time, I do sometimes think the difference might be exaggerated...sort of like a great chef obsessing over an extra grain of salt.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 09:59 PM
  #23  
Banned.
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,294
Mentioned: 256 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2588 Post(s)
Liked 4,829 Times in 1,709 Posts
Originally Posted by Ecrevisse
That's what I'm talking about!

Thanks for the porn

DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 02-09-12, 10:54 PM
  #24  
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,457
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 905 Post(s)
Liked 529 Times in 322 Posts
Jeepers!
due ruote is offline  
Old 02-10-12, 08:40 AM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
mudboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Collegeville, PA
Posts: 1,350

Bikes: Ruckelshaus Randonneur, Specialized Allez (early 90's, steel), Ruckelshaus Path Bomber currently being built

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Ecrevisse
Already posted. Richard believes that what he builds now is better to what he built in the past. His attitude is that he improves with each frame. I agree with him. If he didn't, I don't think he would be so successful and he frames would not be so desirable.
Yeah, just point out to him that he wouldn't be building the bikes that he is now, without having built the bikes that he built then. Beautiful ride!
mudboy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.