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I Don't Think I've Ever Posted Photos of My Touring Rigs

Old 11-08-11, 05:07 PM
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I Don't Think I've Ever Posted Photos of My Touring Rigs

I have this built up more for daily commuting right now...or weekend riding. For serious touring I'd have to change the gearing, maybe go with generator lighting and at the least have some back up DT shifters. Still - it's my full tourer once I get enough time off from work to do it...















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THis one is more a show bike - I got it quite inexpensively, but it's a little too nice to bang around as a commuter, but not as effective as my Koga for real touring. Still - I like it and plan on putting some miles on it next summer.













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Old 11-09-11, 07:00 AM
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Beautiful bikes.
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Old 11-09-11, 07:20 AM
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I love the lugwork and paint on the Sachs. I also like the ribs on the brake shoes. The Koga is beautiful also. I really like the paint, and the bell is a nice touch.

Oh, you also have a beautiful garage door.
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That's actually not our garage door...we're city dwellers. No garage (and no car to put in it anyway). The owners of the garage don't seem to mind that I borrow their background.

I'm debating whether to put an airzound on the Koga...the bell just doesn't get attention in the same way and we have a lot of clueless pedestrians and cyclists I'd like to loudly put on notice. I put an Airzound on my Schwinn triplet and have been very happy with the results.
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Kona, I've been applying 303 to the sidewalls on skinwall tires on the assumption that it helps slow down the aging that's visible in the above tire.
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Those tires were about 20+ years old and were on the bike when I bought it. They were changed out to panaracers.
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I'm really liking the KogaMiyata.
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Me too! That bike is just fantastic...it's versatile, it rides well loaded and unloaded, it has clearance for bags and my huge feet (which has been an issue for me) and it has all the little things I want in a bike. If I had to nitpick, I'd like a third bottle boss set.

This was hands down one of the best bike purchases I've ever made.
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really class bikes I've never heard of the Sachs any info on it like is it a custom job are they still in business.
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Sachs is a custom bike maker who's been around since about the mid-70s. He's still very much in business, but he doesn't do tourers anymore...just road and cyclocross. The wait list for his bikes is at 7 years...and he's no longer adding road bikes to the waitlist. He'll make an exception for existing customers, clergy/military and teachers. The neat thing about that bike is Mr. Sachs was never known for touring bikes and made VERY few of them. I think he estimated less than 50. His current production is about 60-70 frames a year. It was a little higher in the early days when this one was made....around 80-90/yr.

I don't remember the exact figures, but I think his current frames are at just under $4,000.
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Umm, swell photos, but at the top of this section is a sticky post called "Pictures of your loaded rig":
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ur-loaded-rigs
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Umm, swell photos, but at the top of this section is a sticky post called "Pictures of your loaded rig":
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ur-loaded-rigs
they don't look loaded...
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I actually need new bags for both at this point. I was using a set of detours bags on the Koga and the rubber handle tore this morning. The eclipse panniers I have for the Sachs are not in great shape...they're also tricky to find.
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they don't look loaded...
damm you bet me too it lol.
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really class bikes I've never heard of the Sachs any info on it like is it a custom job are they still in business.
Richard Sachs is considered to be one of the greatest frame builders who ever put a torch to steel... like many he came from a racing background.

He probably has enough work to keep him busy until he retires...
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Richard Sachs is considered to be one of the greatest frame builders who ever put a torch to steel... like many he came from a racing background.

He probably has enough work to keep him busy until he retires...
thanks sixty fiver rumer has it your not so bad yourself.
but what makes him so good thats what i want to know.
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thanks sixty fiver rumer has it your not so bad yourself.
but what makes him so good thats what i want to know.
The popularity of his frames is based on a few things -

1. He's the only person who touches a bike with his name on it. There is no one else in his shop.
2. Minute attention to detail and workmanship.
3. I think some of the balance rests on a slightly lower than normal bottom bracket shell.
4.Scarsity...you can't get it. Everyone wants to go to the club they can't go to.
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