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Old 01-30-2023, 02:08 PM
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not sure what the issue is

he goes on to say they are bikes his friends' dads lusted over

it's his experience

anyway, realistically are young people interested in RS bikes these days?

surely no
Yes..

But we'd need Richie to weigh in on the distribution of birthdates among new deposit-holders.

When I look at who is posting across the hall with new RS bikes - and/or on IG, it is a decidedly younger crowd.

Not that it matters.

The beauty of bikes is as long as you are breathing and upright, you can ride them.
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Old 01-30-2023, 02:11 PM
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not sure what the issue is

he goes on to say they are bikes his friends' dads lusted over

it's his experience

anyway, realistically are young people interested in RS bikes these days?

surely no
I’m in your head, aren’t I?

You regularly comment on threads regarding my label, especially in the classifieds. Until now, I’ve sat on my hands.

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Old 01-30-2023, 02:27 PM
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But they’re a bit “dad bikes” they’re the bikes that my friends dads listed over and purchased.
I've had 4 Gunnar's, still have 2 and will be 74 this year. I guess that makes them "granddad bikes" or greater. BTW, don't you have a grand dad Gunnar in production bikes?
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:01 PM
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:18 PM
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If I may bring this a little bit back on track, it is good and healthy and people are retiring, companies close, new companies open. It would not be good if the only bike builders were people who had started 40+ years ago.

Among customers, there seems to be a pretty even mix of "I want to buy from this builder because he's been at it forever" and "I want to buy from that builder, because he's new and doing something different."

It's great that we have both in the market, and gradually the "new guys" become the "old guys" and the cycle continues.
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:19 PM
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:20 PM
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Yes..

But we'd need Richie to weigh in on the distribution of birthdates among new deposit-holders.

When I look at who is posting across the hall with new RS bikes - and/or on IG, it is a decidedly younger crowd.

Not that it matters.

The beauty of bikes is as long as you are breathing and upright, you can ride them.
Not that it matters but you felt like you had to write something? and then Richard just pops in here to say "Hi. Would you like to actually know? I will tell you"
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:22 PM
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:14 PM
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Not that it matters but you felt like you had to write something? and then Richard just pops in here to say "Hi. Would you like to actually know? I will tell you"
Are you saying that Clean39T is an alt-account for e-RICHIE? Interesting. If so, that guy spreads himself thin between building new bikes and buying/selling used bikes.

But now that you mention it, I've never seen the two of them together in pictures and they both have an affinity for "dad bikes". I like where this is going.
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:31 PM
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Are you saying that Clean39T is an alt-account for e-RICHIE? Interesting. If so, that guy spreads himself thin between building new bikes and buying/selling used bikes.

But now that you mention it, I've never seen the two of them together in pictures and they both have an affinity for "dad bikes". I like where this is going.
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:37 PM
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Not that it matters but you felt like you had to write something? and then Richard just pops in here to say "Hi. Would you like to actually know? I will tell you"
Thinking out loud..
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After going to the philly bike show and talking to the NO22 guys and hanging out at the royal H booth and a handful of others; I declare greater northeast frame building alive and well; IMO.
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Old 01-30-2023, 09:01 PM
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After going to the philly bike show and talking to the NO22 guys and hanging out at the royal H booth and a handful of others; I declare greater northeast frame building alive and well; IMO.
Your No.22 is killer! If I had the means one would be incoming!
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Old 01-30-2023, 09:25 PM
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After going to the philly bike show and talking to the NO22 guys and hanging out at the royal H booth and a handful of others; I declare greater northeast frame building alive and well; IMO.
Agreed. No. 22's new touches with their 3D printed drop-outs that actually look amazing.. and their new stem. ..they are pushing an envelope.
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Old 01-30-2023, 10:27 PM
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I’m in your head, aren’t I?

You regularly comment on threads regarding my label, especially in the classifieds. Until now, I’ve sat on my hands.

Here’s my offer -

I’ll happily reply to any questions you may have about my work or who buys it via email.

therichardsachs@gmail.com
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