snipped: "...much like the viloins of Stradivari. I believe he built around 300 instruments in his life."
he and his staff built nearly 1,200 instruments and over 600 still exist. e-RICHIE® Richard Sachs Cycles No.9, North Main Street Chester, CT 06412 USA Tel. 860.526.2059 site: http://www.richardsachs.com pics: http://photos.yahoo.com/bobbesrs rants: http://richardsachs.blogspot.com/
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 17:30:31 GMT firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Over a period of the next several years I plan to build these
> replicas, thus far:
> Confente track bike
> Hetchins Experto Crede Vibrant track bike
> Bianchi "Pokkerissimo" Fausto Coppi track bike
> Colnago Super (1970) track bike
> I have all the lugs etc. I need for all of these except the Bianchi
> project. I need to find a Binachi frame about my size in someones'
> "boneyard" to extract a set of lugs from. Hopefully a small track
> bike from the 60's or so.
> The thing I find facinating about building replicas is that it
> allows me to explore other framebuilding styles and aesthetics that
> I normally don't do as a regular course. I learn a lot from these
> projects and feel that it helps expand my skills and other horizions
> related to framebuilding. It also helps keep my interest and
> motivation at a high level, which prevents me from resorting to some
> sort of regular routine as a framebuilder. I intend for my work to
> be known as progressive and more refined as time goes on. I have
> always planned on keeping my numbers low so that each frame will
> have it's own identity, much like the viloins of Stradivari. I
> believe he built around 300 instruments in his life. Each one has a
> name based on something related to it's owners and history. I see my
> work as very simular in that way.
> Hope that gets my point accross and also answers your question.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> -- M4Campy@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/8/2004 10:38:41 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> My collection of replica frames I believe will also reveal my
> respect for
> several particular makes
> Would you please share??? What do you have in mind? The Masi Special
> done... What next??? Inquiring minds want to know...
> Mike Wilkinson
> Castle Rock, CO