Richard Sachs is an American bicycle framebuilder based in New Haven, Connecticut since 1975. He builds road racing and cyclo-cross bicycles. His lug and fitting designs are employed by many other framebuilders. Richard Sachs is a one-man shop using traditional hand-building methods. He uses a custom-drawn Columbus steel tubing for the frameset and the all-steel fork. Each lug joint is hand-polished, brazed and each joint welded to perfection. Then sent to Joe Bell in San Diego for the perfect paint finish. Richard says ‘Making a bicycle is like a conversation. A collaboration. A path. Training and experience be damned. It’s the same for good design and workmanship. My role is to tame the beast, that stuff on my bench. There are days when the metal tells you what it wants to be. All you can do is take the ride. But the material does talk to you. And you have to listen’.
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