Richard Sachs Custom Frameset
Richard Sachs is one of the most highly regarded American custom framebuilders, producing handmade steel bikes that are among the most coveted in the world of artisanal craft framesets.
While we have not verified the date by researching the serial number, a hand-written date on the fork steerer tube suggests that this frame and fork date from 1992.
Painted by the legendary Joe Bell, the frame cuts no corners when it comes to impeccable craftsmanship. Campagnolo dropouts (front and rear) have been chromed. Richard Sachs currently has a 5-6 year wait list for new builds and is not currently taking new customers. If you're looking for a "project", this might be your chance to own an American icon.
Unfortunately, there are "issues" that need to be addressed...
The previous owner used this bike on an indoor trainer and years of sweat caused significant corrosion, paint bubbling and rust, particularly on the top tube (around the braze-on brake cable guides) and bottom bracket shell. One brake tunnel corroded to the point of breaking. On the underside of the bottom bracket shell, moisture accumulation has caused more rust and paint bubbling. There is also a small bit of rust on the lower head lug. When we stripped this bike, it appears that the inside of the head tube, seat tube and bottom bracket shell were VERY clean. That said, it's to difficult assess the severity of the rust without filing and paint removal, so we are selling this frame AS-IS.
Size: Seat Tube: 58.5 cm Center-to-Center (60cm Center-to-Top)
Size: Top Tube: 58.5 cm Center-to-Center
Serial Number: 12259
Price includes shipping