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.
Big Spring, Texas, USA
> From: Marc St. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Richard Sachs Signature Touring on eBay
\r?\n> To: email@example.com
\r?\n> Date: Friday, March 13, 2009, 6:56 PM
\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