i offered this model and intro-ed it at 02 cirque.
it was shown assembled with an nos 72 nuovo record
group and all period correct accoutrements.
unlike the derosa with its OS tubing, 130mm spacing,
short-reach brake clearances, cast vertical dropouts,
etcetera, the frame i spec-ed was all early 70s material
that was from my original stash: dubois lugs, fisher
sand-cast fork crown, 1010 dropouts. only the rear brake
bridge was "modern". reynolds made me 75 sets of 2001
fork blades in the imperial dim shape because i did not
want to use the 30 year old ones that were, er, rusty.
the frame was offered "only" one way: complete restraint
with respect to braze-ons, spacing, clearances, and
detail. i did not want this to be a 70s frame for use
with newer parts!
i took 8 orders and none were from listmembers, though
there was alot of window shopping. at the time, the base
price of the frame was $3000.
All this talk about what is proper in a classic "anniversary" frame got me to thinking about Richie's 30th anniversary offering. As I recall, Richie offered to build a classic retro bike, with period correct early 1970s tubing for anyone who wanted one. He showed a blue one at Cirque in, what was it, 2002? I don't recall whether it had loads of braze-ons or not. I'm curious Richie, how many such bikes have been ordered? And, secondly, how many of those orders were from CR listmembers? In other words, are people putting their money where their opinions on this list are? My guess is that if people, including CR Listmembers, are ordering Richard Sachs frames, they are ordering them with his latest tubesets. Lou Deeter, "curious at the end of this old year" in Orlando FL