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 Updated 10/30/2001 

A quote from catalog;
      "As a youngster, Richard Sachs could not easily separate his enthusiasm for bicycle racing from the interest he had in the equipment used by the top athletes of the day.  With a balance of dedication and perseverance, he pursued his competitive cycling as well as his choice of a frame builder's life.  His dream of learning to build bicycles that could, one day, rival the machines he so revered led him to spend a year in London as an apprentice to Witcomb Lightweight Cycles.  There he would cultivate the basic skills that have become the foundation of his successful career. More than 25 years have passed, and Richard continues to zealously combine his racing background with his extensive frame building experience - and has gained respect as one of the finest builders of custom bicycles in the world."

          

1970s graphics.
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Mike Richardson's 1970's Sachs with unusual subtle fade paint:
"Frame #2405 was made in late '76 as a 'display' frame for the (NY) International Bicycle Show, which was held in Feb. 1977 at the Coliseum at Columbus Circle... It was my 240th frame..."                 
R.Sachs

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wpe69.jpg (39254 bytes)     wpe68.jpg (19411 bytes)    wpe6C.jpg (26195 bytes) 

wpe35B.jpg (17845 bytes)      wpe367.jpg (48009 bytes)        wpe36A.jpg (23561 bytes)      wpe36C.jpg (40523 bytes)      wpe36D.jpg (47438 bytes)

Signature frame from early 80's catalog; B & W pic shows cutouts
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Left: Richard with a rather kicky paint job.
Pic taken by Dale
at the NY Show (early 1980s?)

Middle: Three frame color variations.. Right: 25th Anniversary frame
wpe91.jpg (34486 bytes)      wpe18.jpg (164207 bytes)   wpe377.jpg (16793 bytes)     wpe87.jpg (19933 bytes)

Details of lugs prior to brazing, the frame tacking jig 
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 25th Anniv. bike & frame
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2_1.jpg (101719 bytes)    2_2.jpg (50093 bytes)   2_3.jpg (86621 bytes)    2_4.jpg (105388 bytes)    2_5.jpg (96502 bytes)

Close study  road bike
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Team Issue CycloCross bike
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A  selection of more recent Sachs

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  wpeDF.jpg (50847 bytes)       wpeE0.jpg (69062 bytes)

S&S web site
w/ Richard Sachs profile
 

Article in
Cigar Aficionado
Magazine

Richard Sachs
web site