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Old 09-22-2022, 12:40 PM
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The current graphics on his bikes are very nicely done though, that’s for sure.
Sell the sizzle not the steak.
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Old 09-22-2022, 04:16 PM
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What a thread.

Insufferable, precious? Or is it more than that, I really wonder. Awful lot of stuff out there. I mean, what is this cringy stuff comparing frame building to, well, coercive what?:

“And sometimes I think of lovemaking. I will tease. Lure. Coerce. Sometimes even push my way around the joint until it’s filled.”

Link: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=285304

Or this misanthropic rant about Black Friday shopping and what, firebombing?:

“I look at news feeds about this commercial phenomenon and want to move to another planet, or firebomb the part of mine that these folks inhabit.*“

Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20161106...tmo-35321.html

Invested fan-boys can rationalize this away as edgy or badass or maybe just branding, but is that really what this is? I hope so. But who else puts out stuff like this? I’m sorry, but these sure don’t seem to me the broodings of a beautiful mind, and they’re not the only ones.

The current graphics on his bikes are very nicely done though, that’s for sure.
He's just gone up in my estimation re. the Black Friday comments.
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Old 09-22-2022, 04:37 PM
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What a thread.

Insufferable, precious? Or is it more than that, I really wonder. Awful lot of stuff out there. I mean, what is this cringy stuff comparing frame building to, well, coercive what?:

“And sometimes I think of lovemaking. I will tease. Lure. Coerce. Sometimes even push my way around the joint until it’s filled.”

Link: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=285304

Or this misanthropic rant about Black Friday shopping and what, firebombing?:

“I look at news feeds about this commercial phenomenon and want to move to another planet, or firebomb the part of mine that these folks inhabit.*“

Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20161106...tmo-35321.html

Invested fan-boys can rationalize this away as edgy or badass or maybe just branding, but is that really what this is? I hope so. But who else puts out stuff like this? I’m sorry, but these sure don’t seem to me the broodings of a beautiful mind, and they’re not the only ones.

The current graphics on his bikes are very nicely done though, that’s for sure.

From the black Friday comments:
"They buy stuff they don't need, and maybe can't afford."

Is this not how he makes a living?


"The current graphics on his bikes are very nicely done though, that’s for sure."

I think you can credit Joe Bell and/or House Industries for that.
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Old 09-22-2022, 05:11 PM
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If anyone feels morally compromised by owning a Sachs
in the 59-61cm size range, I'll take it off you hands
and can provide a hand lettered papal indulgence in exchange.
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Old 09-22-2022, 05:33 PM
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As long as you promise to maintain it with matching and proper cables/housing/tape, a non nut-saver seat (that's level and matches the drapes) and a nice stem that's as level as it is long. None of those hamstring/back/neck/hand issues that may make your new bike look like this:



Then...just maybe

Over the years, I too have grown to appreciate the aesthetics of a "proper" bike. There are rules as it were, and unless you're a triathlete or a troglodyte you should follow them

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If anyone feels morally compromised by owning a Sachs
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and can provide a hand lettered papal indulgence in exchange.
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Old 09-22-2022, 05:49 PM
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Ode to RS

What I like about RS.
  1. He Races CX. that alone should be enough.
  2. He sponsors a CX team. See comment above.
  3. He was smart enough to partner with House.
  4. He could give a ***** about my opinion.

What I don't like about RS.
  • He's nice in person. Which kinda ruins it.
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:33 PM
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What a thread.

Insufferable, precious? Or is it more than that, I really wonder. Awful lot of stuff out there. I mean, what is this cringy stuff comparing frame building to, well, coercive what?:

“And sometimes I think of lovemaking. I will tease. Lure. Coerce. Sometimes even push my way around the joint until it’s filled.”

Link: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=285304

Or this misanthropic rant about Black Friday shopping and what, firebombing?:

“I look at news feeds about this commercial phenomenon and want to move to another planet, or firebomb the part of mine that these folks inhabit.*“

Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20161106...tmo-35321.html

Invested fan-boys can rationalize this away as edgy or badass or maybe just branding, but is that really what this is? I hope so. But who else puts out stuff like this? I’m sorry, but these sure don’t seem to me the broodings of a beautiful mind, and they’re not the only ones.

The current graphics on his bikes are very nicely done though, that’s for sure.
^^^^^^^ fu*king gets it ^^^^^^^ I’m not just going out of my way to be a dick…. I’ve observed long enough to make my own opinion and I usually get it right. Fanboys can be impressed and inspired if they want to but I’ve always thought there was a lot of attempted self created hype…..that apparently is working. I love when fanboys say you “don’t get it” if you don’t buy into that silliness. I’m more of a let the work speak for itself type

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Old 09-22-2022, 07:54 PM
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:05 PM
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What a thread.

Insufferable, precious? Or is it more than that, I really wonder. Awful lot of stuff out there. I mean, what is this cringy stuff comparing frame building to, well, coercive what?:

“And sometimes I think of lovemaking. I will tease. Lure. Coerce. Sometimes even push my way around the joint until it’s filled.”

Link: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=285304


Or this misanthropic rant about Black Friday shopping and what, firebombing?:

“I look at news feeds about this commercial phenomenon and want to move to another planet, or firebomb the part of mine that these folks inhabit.*“

Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20161106...tmo-35321.html

Invested fan-boys can rationalize this away as edgy or badass or maybe just branding, but is that really what this is? I hope so. But who else puts out stuff like this? I’m sorry, but these sure don’t seem to me the broodings of a beautiful mind, and they’re not the only ones.

The current graphics on his bikes are very nicely done though, that’s for sure.
I love it!!! More of this please!

Richard Sachs: Welder. Bon Vivant. Enfant Terrible. And above all .... laaadies man! I'm changing my analogy from Nice Cave to Barry White.

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Old 09-22-2022, 08:19 PM
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I love it!!! More of this please!

Richard Sachs: Welder. Bon Vivant. Infant Terrible. And above all .... laaadies man! I'm changing my analogy from Nice Cave to Barry White.
That’s funny with all the talk about Hendrix on his knees and tubes and brazing rods I thought it was more of a Broke Back Mountain type of scenario haha
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:48 PM
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That’s funny with all the talk about Hendrix on his knees and tubes and brazing rods I thought it was more of a Broke Back Mountain type of scenario haha
Look, I have no opinion of your opinion except that it came as commentary on someone else's thread. I opine that RS will speak for himself if he wishes, but I will say you are now returning to this (8 pages!) as a dog returns to its vomit. In some circles that would be taken as evidence of malice.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:53 PM
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Look, I have no opinion of your opinion except that it came as commentary on someone else's thread. I opine that RS will speak for himself if he wishes, but I will say you are now returning to this (8 pages!) as a dog returns to its vomit. In some circles that would be taken as evidence of malice.
Well said.
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:03 PM
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I love it!!! More of this please!

Richard Sachs: Welder. Bon Vivant. Infant Terrible. And above all .... laaadies man! I'm changing my analogy from Nice Cave to Barry White.
You claim to be a writer?

Enfant terrible
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:05 PM
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^^^^^^^ fu*king gets it ^^^^^^^ I’m not just going out of my way to be a dick…. I’ve observed long enough to make my own opinion and I usually get it right. Fanboys can be impressed and inspired if they want to but I’ve always thought there was a lot of attempted self created hype…..that apparently is working. I love when fanboys say you “don’t get it” if you don’t buy into that silliness. I’m more of a let the work speak for itself type
RS should be paying you rent for all the time he’s in your head.

And yes you are.
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:06 PM
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[QUOTE=HenryA;3149667]You claim to be a writer?

Enfant terrible[/QUOTE

Pardon my French

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