Re: [CR]Herse Racer on EBay - Herse Race History

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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:23:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Herse Racer on EBay - Herse Race History
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <061820072210.26312.467702BF000E25F5000066C82205886442020E000A9C9D0A08@comcast.net>


I think the reluctance to bid on the bike is due to the lack of special Herse pieces, and the fact that the derailleurs and crankset are not really collectable items.

I suspect the bike would seem more attractive with something like Campagnolo NR derailleurs and a Stronglight crankset.
     Fred Rednor - Arlignton, Virginia (USA)


--- hersefan@comcast.net wrote:


> Herse indeed is known for the randonneur/touring type of
> bike. But Herse did have some significant connections to
> racing:
>
> Lily Herse was a many time French national cycle champion,
> and she earned those wins on Herse frames.
>
> In the early 70's, a womens racing team was sponsored by Rene
> Herse - and victories on Herse Bicycles included the 1974
> World Championships in Montreal!
>
> A famous male racer (Lousion Bobet) also is known to have
> used Herse race frames as well.
>
> So there you have it - if you consider womens racing as being
> significant (and why shouldn't we?) then Herse bikes saw top
> podium finishes in both nationals and worlds competitions.
>
> Not bad, I say, considering that race bikes were not their
> "specialty". Does that make the bike on ebay from the March
> family any more or less valuable? I have not idea. But the
> seller is reputable, and Herse race frames are typically
> beautifully made. From my biased viewpoint, I can certainly
> think of many less worthy ways of spending $3,600.
>
> Mike Kone
> President
> Rene Herse Bicycles Inc.
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: David Benson <bensondoc@yahoo.com.au>
>
> > Jerry Moos wote:"He implies the brakes are mounted to
> brazeon studs, but it
> > doesn't look like it to me in the photos."
> >
> > Notwithstanding any arguments as to the value of this bike,
> the brakes are
> > definitely mounted to brazed on studs. Check 'em out, here:
>
> > http://www.reneherse.com/images/DSC_000414.JPG
> > and here: http://www.reneherse.com/images/DSC_001819.JPG
> >
> > DB
> > Ak
> > NZ
> >
> > http://www.retroride.blogspot.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
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