Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bontrager cycloCROSS!

As e-RICHIE says, "it's only a 'cross bike if you race 'cross atmo".
I'm happy to say that my black Bonty CX has returned to it's true calling as a cross bike at it's new home.

New owner Jay has already put it on the line (and in the dirt) in the North Carolina CX series and reports that "he points and it goes". Jay sent a couple of pics with it's new SRAM Rival build and I gotta admit it looks even better now.

Good luck Jay with the NC Winter Cup and send us some action pics when you get a chance.

Oh yeah - I promise that the cable hangar is coming shortly!

- taz

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


My 56cm '77 Sachs is sold and will be on it's way to a new home soon.

Some interesting facts:
1200 + views of the auction
85 watching (tracking)
8 people sent questions/asked for more info
Only 1 bid @ starting (and ending) price of $875.00
Buy it now price of $1150 lasted for two days with no takers.

A 57cm Sachs Strada Immaculata (eg, not a signature model) sold during the same time for $1499. A nice looking frame, but $625 better? Here's a link.

Call me cynical, but I think the lack of decals was a factor. Are bike enthusiasts really that shallow or was it just an ebay thing?

I hope the new home appreciates my frame (I think it will). Lots of nice details on this one that you won't find on the Strada Immaculata.

- taz

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Richard Sachs frame now on eBay

I put my '77 Richard Sachs frame and fork on eBay. The auction number is 250353326191 or you can click here

This is the red 56cm (56x56 ctc) Sachs that I've posted here previously. Ending date for auction is Jan 13 - Tuesday and the current high bid is $850.

I'm happy to answer any questions, but please don't ask me to end the auction early since it already has a bid.

- taz