Early Richard Sachs 57cm Touring / Gran Fondo / Commuter / Gravel Free Shipping

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Early Richard Sachs touring bike. Previous owner believed the serial number was once 335, which would put it in the 1978-1979 range. It’s hard to see any evidence of the SN through the wearing La Moure repaint, but you’ll be able to see from the pictures that it’s a Cinelli BB shell, predating the RS Richieissimo lugs. It’s very likely a Columbus chromoly tubeset. Dropouts predate RS stamping. Three (3) water bottle bosses suggest this was once a touring frame first and foremost. Another hint is the rear tire clearance. With 700c rims, you’ll be able to probably do a 32 tire; I’ve been running 28s with the fenders. Components are top notch, including Phil Wood BB, Cane Creek HS, Paul cantilever brakes, SRAM brakes / shifters, an elegant White Industries VBC Crankset set up as 1x, Jagwire cable and housing and a SRAM drivetrain with a force 10 speed in the rear. Including two sets of 10 speed wheels, on the bike some Giant brand wheels and a nicer set of lightweight Cane Creek wheels included in the deal. Tires on all are worn and will have to be replaced. German SKS fenders. Bars and stem are Specialized. I think the stem is 100mm and the bars are 46. Bianchi livery seatpost and an ancient Concor The united states seat round out the build. Seat tube is 22.5” / 57cm c-2-c and top tube is 22″ / 56cm from center to center. Fork is an aftermarket threaded model. I’m in possession of the original fork but alas, some of the blades separated from the crown on a ride this summer. I’ve included a picture to show the provenance, it’s not likely repairable. Small ding on the top tube near the last top tube cable boss, and paint chips and touch up paint during. Not a museum piece, this bike has been ridden and demands more time under power. You need to easily enjoy the bike as is or strip it and go for a repaint. The small ding and paint chips could easily be filled in all the way through the process. Previous owner had cold set the frame to care for 10 speeds in the rear, stretching the rear spread to accmmodate latest shifting. I’ve ridden the bike more than 2,000 miles this year and can say that it is an awesome ride with no evidence of problems arising from the cold setting.

I’ll include a used Apidura frame bag that fits perfectly and a used but still cool RS water bottle.

I’ll be pleased to answer any questions.

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