Back in 2012, photographer Nick Czerula visited frame builder Richard Sachs and photographed him and his work space. It wasn’t until recently that his work was reformated to fit a long-form narrative. Head over to see all of Nick’s words and photos!
Photos by Carlos Alejandro
For 2015, Team Richard Sachs got together with House Industries once again to design the palette for their bikes. This year’s colors are more subdued, hitting notes of silver, yellows, green and black. Along with their newly-designed team skinsuits, these bikes will continue to rip courses apart throughout the Northeast this season. Check out detailed photos below and be sure to stay in tune with all things ATMO at Richard Sachs Cyclocross.
This one’s too good to not give some love:
“A couple of years ago, Padraig, over at Red Kite Prayer, wrote a great paean to the cotton cycling cap. People have been asking if there would ever be a Richard Sachs cycling cap about as long as I’ve been building bicycles frames. It took me nearly 4 decades, but I finally am bringing a cycling cap to the market. And now I’m bringing another one.”
Pick one up for $22 at Richard Sachs.
For those über fans of the Richard Sachs House Industries ‘Cross Team, you can now pick up a limited edition Silca Custom Artist Edition floor pump. Yes, they’re expensive, but we already knew that coming into this, right? Personally, I just like looking at the detail that goes into these paint jobs. See for yourself at Silca.
… thanks for the reminder, Richard.
“I’m heading to the pits now, do you want me to clean it off?”
The way I look at it, a perfectly-assembled, brand new bike always looks a bit weird being shot outside of a studio. While I prefer to document bicycles outside, using mostly natural light, there’s something eerie about a pristine example of a velocipede not at least a little dusty.
At ‘Cross Nats, it wasn’t hard to find dirty bikes, but once the races were postponed, the sea of custom steel bikes dwindled to a handful, the most recognizable being Dan Timmerman’s Team Richard Sachs cross bike.
As Dan exited the course during a pre-ride, I went over and asked if I could shoot some photos of it, caked with our particularly sticky, clay-ridden, Texas mud. Once I was done shooting photos, even the pit crew shouted “we haven’t had mud like this before” over the loud pressure washers…
The fact that Dan still cleans people’s clocks on a 20lb steel bike, while they’re on 16lb race bikes is a testament to the rider’s fitness, yet, you have to consider the mojo boost from a handmade bike, right? At any rate, this one’s not to be missed…
Just in time for Nationals, the Athletic dropped their collaboration with the Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team. Available in four colors, designed after each of the team’s bikes and in stock now at the Athletic.
I love when Richard Sachs goes on a photo binge on his Flickr, because in every batch he uploads is a gem like this. Head over to the Richard Sachs Flickr and check out all-sizes for use on your desktop and laptop.
Melbourne’s own Mick Peel and his saddle restoration / bar tape company Busyman Bicycles makes saddles for some of the world’s top frame builders. Take one of his latest creations as example. This Specialized Romin saddle and matching tape were designed to finish off a House Industries Richard Sachs frame. Which one? I have no idea but it’s going to look so good.
Holler at Mick for some custom work of your own.