NAHBS 2010: Richard Sachs Mar 10, 2010

There are very few builders in the United States who can come close to the precision and elegance that Richard Sachs crafts into each of his frames. His legacy began in 1972 when he decided that, unlike his colleagues in the industry, he would build each of his frames by himself, without the aid of assistants or factories. When you order a Richard Sachs frame, you can be assured that Richard Sachs is the one who builds it.

His booth at the NAHBS displayed his intent as a man who builds precision race bikes, ignorant to trends. Check out more photos below.

Each of his bicycles are clad in his signature red and equipped with Oval Concepts components.

Sachs sponsors a cyclocross team and each of the team mates receives a custom-made racing bike adorned with the RS colors and insignia.

As part of his development, Sachs worked closely with Columbus tubing to produce a proprietary tubeset; Columbus PegoRichie.

The beauty of a Richard Sachs CX bicycle.

The lugs that Sachs spent decades perfecting were on sale at his booth.

The RS proprietary bottom-bracket shell and fork crowns are a work of art.

Speaking of art, typography masters, House Industries, printed up these limited posters for Sach’s booth at the NAHBS.

The Richard Sachs booth displayed, with pride, the many years of racing teams he’s supported over the years. If you missed the show and would like to purchase some of the Richard Sachs items that were for sale, don’t fret, his website is stocked with lugs, kits and other items for purchase. Check it out here. He’s a man of precision and tradition and deserves every bit of respect in the cycling world. It was the first time I saw his bikes in person and was blown away by his work.

Hopefully these photos gave you a glimpse into his world. These and more are over on my Flickr.

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  • Niko Mani

    Nice post. Love the lugs pictures.

  • nick

    i LOVE that typeface on the poster. thanks for the coverage.

  • Doug

    I saw a Sachs touring bike at last years NYC Century, real fine works of art they are.