[CR]Charrel (Fantastic!) WAS Best Brakes In the World


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 05:28:08 -0500
From: "Angel Garcia" <veronaman@gmail.com>
To: "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Charrel (Fantastic!) WAS Best Brakes In the World

Well, this might have been lost in the avalanches of emails and the original subject title. This is a beautiful bicycle, full of wonderful design elements. It just strikes me as being fantastic. Definitely worth a look, and discussion. Thanks for posting it Alex.

Angel Garcia Verona, IT

Check out at the bottom of this page :

http://www.reneherse.com/Charrelfab.html

I would say Paul Charrel also qualifies for the best fork top competition.

And this bike would also be in my personal list of the most beautiful bikes ever

His training in "ferronnerie d'art" (staircase forged ramps, balcony guards, balustrades) led to an artistic approach to bike work that is rather unique in it's way. Check out the lugs, the brazing, the hidden cables, the drilling of all parts, etc... Every detail is stunning.

And at the same time technically extremely interesting.

Alexander March
Bordeaux
France