Re: [CR] Richard Sachs Signature Touring on eBay

(Example: Framebuilding:Technology)

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:53:47 -0700
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
To: <>, "Marc St. Martin" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Richard Sachs Signature Touring on eBay

Yes, I won the bike. Before eBay began disguising bidder ID's, this would have been obvious as my eBay name is jerrymoos. I bought this bike cheaper than I expected to. There were a lot of bids, but not as high as I expected. Not complaining, mind you, but I was surprised. I find it hard to believe that anyone would rather spend $7,000 on the 70th Anniversary Paramount frameset we discussed recently than $1,500 on a complete Sachs touring bike. Actually I find it hard to believe anyone would prefer the Paramount, even if the prices were the same. But I suppose I am talking about two completely different groups of buyers.

I'd love to share notes. I don't think Richie has built very many touring frames.

BTW, if you look closely, you will see this bike has a brazeon for a dynamo in front of the rightside chainstay. This means it will need a righthand dynamo, which is unusual in the US. Anyone know of a source for a righthand Spanninga dynamo? Velo Orange sells the Spanninga, but they stock only lefthand. The B&M dynamo is available in righthand, but it is a lot more expensive. May have to go with it though, if I can't find a righthand Spanninga.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA

--- On Fri, 3/13/09, Marc St. Martin wrote:

> From: Marc St. Martin <>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Richard Sachs Signature Touring on eBay

\r?\n> To:

\r?\n> Date: Friday, March 13, 2009, 6:56 PM

\r?\n> Hello,


\r?\n> Did anyone on the list win this recent eBay auction ended

\r?\n> March 11?




\r?\n> I have its twin and I would like to share notes.


\r?\n> Marc St. Martin

\r?\n> Livermore, California

\r?\n> 94551