[CR]New Pictures: '61 Rene Herse 650b


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From: "Douglas R. Brooks" <dbrk@troi.cc.rochester.edu>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendevous)
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 12:24:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [CR]New Pictures: '61 Rene Herse 650b

I hope the ListMeister isn't tooo angry with me for cross-posting this note. I really do think that CR folks are likely to be interested in this...even though I posted it to the iBOB. I promise no more rule breaking, Dale! Here goes: Given Jan Heine's fine piece on French Randonneuring bicycles in the new RR, I thought to bring home the digital camera and today posted new pictures of the recently completed '61 Rene Herse Cyclotouriste 650b bike. This bike came to me as pretty much a frame only. Jan, Grant Handley, and Mike Barry helped me finish off the parts, and with some help too from Mike Kone. Mike built the new custom front rack. Since there were no braze-ons for a rear rack, not even the kind that mounts in the center of the fender, we decided that it was unlikely to have one originally. The bike once came through GH, went to Japan where the parts were taken off, and sold back to the States in the form in which it reached me. That's all I know about it's history. It took about 2 years to get it back together and were it not for the brilliance of Mike Barry, it would still be a heap of parts. It's in very good condition over all, no rust but it has been used. It has a nice patina and I'd not be inclined to restore it further. If you are interested, look here: http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=236967&a=13810344&f=0 You can backtrack from here to my other Photopoint albums or just use this email address at Photopoint.com.

a beautiful, cool, fall day in the Finger Lakes,
   Douglas Brooks
   Canandaigua, NY