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Cyclocross is all the rage these days, so if you’ve been hitting some of the mid-atlantic series races you might have seen the House Industries script at just about mid six-pack on Richard Sachs’ team jerseys. So far, it’s been a valuable piece of real estate because Richard’s riders have been consistently finishing at the front of the pack.


Photo by Paul Weiss.

Richard himself is a pretty amazing guy. His hand-built lugged steel bicycle frames are in such high demand that he had to close down his waiting list because he is not sure that he’ll be able to finish his current workload. Also, one needs to keep in mind that Richard not only runs his cyclocross team, he also hand-builds a new bicycle for every team member every season. Oh, and he races in the masters class.


Photo by Mark Suprenant

In this age where automation and digital perfection wash most of the tactile and organic flavor out of just about anything, the perfect imperfections of Richard’s hand-built steel bicycles are a rare island in a sea of mass-produced mediocrity.


Photo by Paul Weiss.


Photo by Mark Suprenant

The Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team: Amy Dombroski, Josh Dillon, Will Dugan, Matt Pookums Kraus, Dan Timmerman, Richard Sachs

Posted by on October 12, 2009