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    650b rene' herse

    interesting 650b rene herst on their website:

    http://www.renehersebicycles.com/650b%20Herse.htm

    definitely a french creation! enjoy!

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    That is stunning. I'd love to own a Nobilette at some point (though I'd really prefer it to be badged as a Nobilette rather than a "Rene Herse"--seems more in keeping with truth-in-advertising).

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    Holy wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbjack View Post
    That is stunning. I'd love to own a Nobilette at some point (though I'd really prefer it to be badged as a Nobilette rather than a "Rene Herse"--seems more in keeping with truth-in-advertising).
    There's nothing "untruthful" about it, IMO: a Rene Herse built by Nobilette and a Nobilette are not just two different names for the same thing. If you get a Herse, you're getting - at least to a significant degree - Mike Kone's vision of a Rene Herse (and very extensive knoweldge of and appreciation for same) with Nobilette's (very fine) execution. If you get a Nobilette, you're getting Mark's vision and/or your own, with Nobilette's (very fine) execution. Mr. Herse didn't build all those pre-Kone Herses, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
    There's nothing "untruthful" about it, IMO: a Rene Herse built by Nobilette and a Nobilette are not just two different names for the same thing. If you get a Herse, you're getting - at least to a significant degree - Mike Kone's vision of a Rene Herse (and very extensive knoweldge of and appreciation for same) with Nobilette's (very fine) execution. If you get a Nobilette, you're getting Mark's vision and/or your own, with Nobilette's (very fine) execution. Mr. Herse didn't build all those pre-Kone Herses, either.
    And don't forget that Mike Kone got rights to use the René Herse name from Herse's family. That also adds some legitimacy, IMO.

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    If you want the "Real Thing" here's a 1971 Herse for sale right now -- only $4,500.

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    Call me crazy but I would rather have a 2009 built for me than an original that fit me. AND I'd request a 1-1/8" threadless headtube!
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    Nice. I wonder how much that set the owner back?
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