This blue (Imron 92095 with blue pearl), 58 cm top tube bike was delivered in March, 2006 after a 27 month wait and is an S&S-coupled version of a pearl white bike I got from Richard many years ago (only a 5 month wait back then; see ). Richard has retrofitted couplers to many bikes but this was only the second bike which he made from scratch with the couplers. He used slightly heavier gauge tubes where the couplers are brazed and added ~5 mm of additional clearance between the tire and fork crown compared to my first one.

The bike is built with 10 speed Chorus except for an alloy Centaur seatpost and compact crank which has a 110 BCD for all holes unlike the carbon versions and is shown with a TA 34 inner ring rather than my normal Campy 36. Turbomatic saddle and 3T Forma bars. Front wheel is a 20+ year old, 36 hole Record hub laced to a GP4 with a 27 mm Vittoria Special Pave. The back is a modern 36 hole Record hub laced to a polished aluminum NOS Nisi rim with double eyelets and a Clement/Challenge Paris-Roubaix tire.





Richard Sachs - side view

Richard Sachs - Near the hallowed section of Arenberg pave

Richard Sachs - front end detail



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