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heaven ... i'm in heaven ;-)(26 posts)

heaven ... i'm in heaven ;-)Spirito
Aug 8, 2002 11:21 PM
christmas has come early to the spirito household and now my life is finally complete.

being turned away by my parents and sent out on the road at the age of 2 on my chrome tri-cycle handmade by mr. cinelli i have since fought long and hard to make my longest friend and the joy of riding it not only special but sexy as well. perhaps this in part due to my parents being Brian Ferry and Martha Stewart but i am hopeless in my quest to have exactly the right appearance and also attract the eye of others.

had all but given up was about to finish the new ride with a white regal as the only new ones available are either the black ones or worse still the black with all the gaudy embroidery. deep in my heart i wanted a red one as it would be the perfect color for the scheme of things as well as being a saddle that my ass loves. mr. san marco just plain said no (after all ive done for him - sheesh) and my legendary italian shoe guy wasnt too optimistic about re-covering one with red leather.

what to do? there must be some way to make Ahimsa seek to revenge me stylistically and guide haiku-baby to be the most lusted-after man in the south since Elvis.

thankyou mr. sachs :-)

doodling/drooling through his website i came accross red regal's that he had made for his tasty bikes. immediately my head started singing that classic "im so excited" by the pointer sisters (yeah - the only song where they actually looked it too). he has both Ti and steel railed versions. lookin' pretty!!

perhaps im no faster than an ice cream truck but my philosophy has always been if its red it looks faster. pity mr. ferrari has popularised and taken claim for my ideology.

http://www.richardsachs.com/
click the link >>sachstoys<< and scroll down

from here on in i will cease to spend anymore $'s on bikes ..... unless its a cinelli laser, a sachs 30th, a deRosa track bike with a chrome fork crown, a 50's bianchi .....sorry im hopeless :-)

ciao
re: heaven ... i'm in heaven ;-)JaeP
Aug 9, 2002 12:25 AM
Thank you Mr. Spirito!
I've been looking for a San Marco Regal saddle, sans the garish embroidery, ever since mine broke (gotta love those rivets).

Those red Regals are so cool that I might have one of my bikes repainted to match.
re: heaven ... i'm in heaven ;-)Dave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 2:24 AM
What work of art are you putting that saddle on? By the way, who was cooler, Brian Ferry or Robert Palmer? I've always been a fan of Roxy Music, so I'll take Brian Ferry.
Bryan Ferry.......gs6769
Aug 9, 2002 2:45 AM
......without question. One mark in Mr. Palmer's favor; He is a great admirer of the Comsat Angels.
marc bolan (T-Rex) was the coolest of them all - mr. GlamSpirito
Aug 9, 2002 3:25 AM
below is excerpts from an interview from 1972 in NYC

>>"I don't really know what I am, or where I'm from," says Marc. "I just know that I'm not from here," indicating this planet.<<

and

>>"Marc, there's a song on your album. It's the shortest song in there, but it gives me such strength. The words came at me like cryptic messages, a few days ago when I really needed help to go on. I needed a sign that all we know is true, for at times we all wonder if we're just not totally mad[e]. The song's ‘Life's a Gas.' I had just thrown a whole group of people out of my life. They hadn't learned, and they were draining me. I hated to get rid of them, but I knew I had to, and it would be all right but I was very down. One hour later I put on your record and heard, ‘It doesn't really matter at all, no it really doesn't matter at all, life's a gas,' and I felt my strength returning. Was I right?"

>>Marc's eyes lit up and the magic poured through with its blinding brilliance.

>>"But of course! That's what the whole song's about! It doesn't matter at all. You must not let things matter. Things happen for a reason, and we can make them happen."

>>"There is nothing about my career that is an accident."

>>We looked at each other and the understanding was total.<<

he was a mystic, a magician, mad, and strangely beguiling with some zen-like force. from rumors he didn't do too badly with the opposite sex either. perhaps the perfect rockstar.

anyone who stripped all of life's meaning down into 2 simple epiphets or principals is to me a genius .......

a) life is a gas

and

b) get it on

the 70's were so stupid that they now seem brilliant and profoundly esoteric. below is a note written by the man himself - always leaves me with a smile .... but for many different reasons.

ciao
marc bolan (T-Rex) was the coolest of them all - mr. Glamcolker
Aug 9, 2002 3:43 AM
but then... which decade WASN'T stupid?
Yes! Marc Bolan is the Master of Glam...Gregory Taylor
Aug 9, 2002 5:28 AM
Early Bowie is also good, but a little too androgynous for me. Yes, Marc Bolan nailed it perfectly.
Bowie.......Dave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 5:38 AM
The first concert I attended was Bowie's Spiders from Mars Tour in the early 70's. Great show.
low and heroes are great albums butcolker
Aug 9, 2002 5:51 AM
some of his work and attitudes leave me slightly sick.
Not everyone's cup of tea...Gregory Taylor
Aug 9, 2002 5:58 AM
In high school, I played guitar (very, very, badly) in a band that did a few Bowie covers -- some of the more mainstream stuff. "Suffragette City" was especially memorable, probably for all of the wrong reasons. At least our amps went to eleven....
LOL. wham bam thank you ma'am.......nmDave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 6:06 AM
A quarter of a century without Marc.gs6769
Aug 9, 2002 5:37 AM
September 16 will see the 25th anniversary of Mr. Bolan's tragic early death. Have a listen to the final T-Rex lp "A Dandy in the Underworld", then get out and ride (a white swan??).
oooohhh! WHAT A PAIR! [woooolf whistle!!!] must have (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 9, 2002 4:39 AM
oh, my!JS Haiku Shop
Aug 9, 2002 4:41 AM
I don't believe i've ever perused his site before. my bad.
Another of his creations......Richard Sach's personal bikeDave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 4:55 AM
There's no denying Sach's artistry,sn69
Aug 9, 2002 5:21 AM
...but, I've got a soft spot for Moon. Lordy, his chromed lugs are even better than this one....

http://www.cwo.com/~lunarlab/image2.htm
I've never heard of him...Dave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 5:35 AM
Where is he located? That is a beautiful frameset.
He's in NorCal...sn69
Aug 9, 2002 6:12 AM
...Here's the link to the main page. Check out the images section. The chromed, fancy lugs are terrific. He is high on my list for my dream century bike.

He carves the lugs himself, and he subs the paint to Baylis, which I imagine would incure a long wait. Still, you can't rush art.

http://www.cwo.com/~lunarlab/
Holy cow!SnowBlind
Aug 9, 2002 7:43 AM
He's right up the street from me!
buy buy buy buy...then post a picture for us to drool over. nmsn69
Aug 9, 2002 8:39 AM
OMG!!!! I just visited the Moon site. I'm in love!! nmMXL02
Aug 9, 2002 11:21 AM
how tall is Sachs? what size is this bike?colker
Aug 9, 2002 5:48 AM
curious... red.
I don't know. Here is the link to his bike......Dave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 5:58 AM
http://campyonly.com/sachs_project/sachs_sachs.html
how tall is Sachs? what size is this bike?e-RICHIE
Aug 9, 2002 9:19 AM
it's 55cm c-t
e-RICHIE
sha-WINGGG! (nm)Crankist
Aug 9, 2002 5:09 AM
for a minute there, I thought you were with Leane Wilde :-)(nm)ET
Aug 9, 2002 5:39 AM
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