2002--The frame we ordered from Richard Sachs in March will arrive
sometime in the Fall. In the meantime, Richard sent these photos
of other riders' frames to show the work that is involved in his
meticulous building process. The amount of work involved in
shaping and filing the lugs is obvious--compare the "before"
and "after" shots in these photos, and then look at the
finished product on his web site, at www.richardsachs.com
Not as apparent is the fanatically precise frame alignment, ensured
in part by pinning the tubes and lugs together before the final
brazing. Notice too the small details that Richard throws in that
you may never see, like the "spade" cut into the tubing and
then hidden by the lug . . .
Watch for more
photos later this year as Richard builds our frame. In the
meantime, the eternal flame burns at our Sachs shrine, awaiting the day
the frame is delivered . . .