A Richard Sachs road bike. Image source: The Radavist
Richard Sachs has been building bicycle frames since 1972, and he works alone. He builds only 4 to 6 frames each month. People sometimes wait 7-8 years to get a Richard Sachs bicycle.
“Since 1972 my initial and singular goal has been to create a well-made, hand-built, made-to-measure bicycle frame. Through the years I have been able to combine my experience in the sport with my artisan approach to framebuilding to develop a predictable, repeatable construction assembly that enables me to produce a perfectly straight, well-balanced frame, ideally suited to the needs of each and every client placing an order.” -Richard Sachs