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Richard Sachs frames(9 posts)

Richard Sachs frames_sprocket_
Oct 17, 2002 12:45 PM
Cool website (, and I like his approach. Any owners out there? What's your opinion? How much does one of these cost?!
I've heard good things about them. There's some owners here...jtferraro
Oct 17, 2002 1:01 PM
Although, I'm not sure of how much they cost. These interet me too, especially since they are made right here in my home state of Connecticut.

I've heard good things about them. There's some owners here...harry hall
Oct 17, 2002 1:09 PM
They are rare in my Pacific Northwest region, but as a pro mechanic I have overhauled a few, seen inside the bb shell and test ridden a couple, and as a hobbyist framebuilder have admired the workmanship and talked to Mr. Sachs a few times. What sticks with me is the idea that nothing could really be made better and that the guy knows his product inside out and gives a hundred damns to every one by any other manufacturer--you more than likely could not get a better frame out of any material built anywhere by anyone else.
re: Richard Sachs framesSilas_Greenback
Oct 17, 2002 1:18 PM
My wife bought one second hand at an obscenely low price from a friend about four years ago. We had it repainted after two year's use; it had spent three years in a basement. No rust or problems. My wife loves it, and it is a thing of beauty. If you want a custom bike and your taste runs to lugged steel, you simply cannot do better. He is a wonderful person and a true artist. We live around 15 miles from his place. You will be buying a lifetime bike that should bring pleasure with every ride. My wife's bike still has a lot of the original Campy Super or Nuovo Record parts, and they work flawlessly. Go for it, but it will not be cheap, about the same as a Litespeed but made for you only.
Where in CT do you live? (nm)jtferraro
Oct 18, 2002 6:14 PM
re: TopsSteveS
Oct 17, 2002 2:57 PM
There are lots of custom builders in the U.S., but Richards Sachs would be put in the list of the top 5 builders, if not possibly number one, in the country. He has proven his craftsmanship for decades now. If you are buying a custom from him, it will be more than $2000. Thats one of the reasons the frames are rare, along with the fact that Sachs does all of the work on the frame himself, except paint. These frames are not going to be mass produced and if it helps in your thinking, these will have value down the road when Sachs is retired and most other frames have been dropped in the dumpster.

If you can fit it, go to, click on Classic Rendezvous, and then the items for sale. Sachs himself is selling a used frame that would be a good snag if it fits. Check it out.
re: Richard Sachs framesInhighgear
Oct 17, 2002 6:05 PM
Price...Funny you should ask, I wrote him an e-mail. Just built up a new Vortex...but I'd like to own steel as welll someday. Here's his price list:

Price List

$2450. Signature frameset, made to measure. This price includes a single color
paint scheme. Two-tone combinations, custom colors, etc., are billed at
$3000. Signature XXV Replica frameset. An evolved example of the ‘sold out'
25TH Anniversary model, with the addition of proprietary frame pieces, more
ornate lugwork, and fully oversized tubing from Reynolds and Dedaccai.

For details, specifics, photography, etc., regarding these two framesets and
their differences/similarities, please call me.
$2100. Complete bicycle parts kit including Campagnolo Chorus components.
$2500. Complete bicycle parts kit including Campagnolo Record components.

Prices for complete bicycles-add the frameset price to the kit price. All
ancillary parts are from 3TTT, Selle San Marco, Vittoria, and Off-the-Front.
Complete bicycles typically include wheels hand built on Mavic rims with
DT butted spokes. Pedals are not included, but may be added and billed at
cost. Please ask about wheel upgrades, gearing choices, or substitutions
you are interested in. I will try to meet your requirements.

Terms of Business

All orders must be placed in writing and accompanied with a down payment of
one half of the estimated total. Balance of payment is due upon completion of the
work. A statement will be mailed itemizing all costs involved. If shipping is needed,
all courier fees, packing charges, and insurance will be added at this time. All
sales within Connecticut are subject to a 6% State Sales tax.
re: Richard Sachs framesgtx
Oct 17, 2002 7:21 PM
those prices include paint by Joe Bell, amoung the best in the business.
Hmm, and he doesn't spec Shimano. WHAT IS THIS MJ? NMSpunout
Oct 18, 2002 3:43 AM