Any New York cyclist interested in the custom bike scene should make a special point of dropping by the Rapha Cycle Club over the next month. Tomorrow, the 23rd of August, their doors will open on an exhibition celebrating the life and career (thus far) of Richard Sachs — curated by House Industries, the design house responsible for the branding of his cyclocross team, bikes, and kit.
If you’ve even encountered a little of Sachs and his work, or read his commentary on the Velocipede Salon forum, you will be aware of his vociferous and passionate opinion on all things cycling. It is, however, the voice of authority that speak from a vast well of experience. That, and his insistence on “actual quality, rather than perceived quality”.
The exhibition traces his career from an apprenticeship in England with Witcomb Cycles at 18, the establishment of his own workshop, and his Dylan-esque influence upon today’s bicycle culture. House Industries, who designed and re-designed the livery and kit of the Richard Sachs Cyclocross team, will present the show, which promises to be as vibrant as Richard Sachs himself.
The show runs from August 23 to September 21, 2014 at the Rapha Cycle Club, 64 Gansevoort St, New York, NY.