Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-11, 09:42 PM   #1
Force 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful Rene Herse on eBay

Have you seen this? One of the most beautiful bikes I have seen. Maybe we can pool our funds together and create a time share program to ride it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rene-Herse-57-5-...item53e5c9a739
Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 09:46 PM   #2
531phile 
I'm Carbon Curious
 
531phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm digging that stem. Reminds me of the Cinelli alter stem. One of my all time favorites.
531phile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 09:59 PM   #3
ColonelJLloyd 
Senior Member
 
ColonelJLloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Louisville
Bikes:
Posts: 8,237
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
I saw that this morning just after he posted it. I bid on (and lost) a few of his small items. It took me way too long to peel my eyes away from that auction and get to work. It may not have been built by the man himself, but it is still one cool bicycle.

Is there a detail that wasn't thought about before building that bike?
__________________
Bikes on Flickr
I prefer email to private messages. You can contact me at justinhughes@me.com

Last edited by ColonelJLloyd; 01-19-11 at 10:06 PM.
ColonelJLloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:05 PM   #4
RobE30 
Wherever I may roam....
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Topton Pa
Bikes: A few bikes
Posts: 1,871
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is the inspiration for my "Constructeur" International. Wow
__________________
Emails are quicker.... RobvanI-81@hotmail.com

ISO: Roberts frame/fork 58cm
RobE30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:08 PM   #5
RoboIsGod
Senior Member
 
RoboIsGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Bikes: 2013 Fuji Altamira 1.0//2006 CAAD8
Posts: 769
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hrmmm I don't want to poo-poo on this dudes parade (and maybe my eyes aren't working just right), but I believe the fork is bent.
RoboIsGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:08 PM   #6
bibliobob 
Senior Member
 
bibliobob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ventura, CA
Bikes: '53/'54 Bianchi CDM, late '50s Vic Edwards faux Peugeot, '62 Frejus, '62/63 Cinelli SC, '62ish Altenburger Cinelli Mod B, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '73-74 Colngao Super, '74 Masi GC, '78 faux Confente, '82 Medici Gran Turismo, '85 Eddy Merckx Pro
Posts: 2,957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
my heart just skipped a bit. Every inch is gorgeous, but I especially love that bottom bracket cluster.
__________________
I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
bibliobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:08 PM   #7
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Now who doesn't love French bikes ?!
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:24 PM   #8
tugrul
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Bikes:
Posts: 2,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's the braze on between the cable stop and guide on the chain stay?
tugrul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:29 PM   #9
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
What's the braze on between the cable stop and guide on the chain stay?
It should correspond with a similar one by the forward end of the chainstay. Between the two you stretch a strip of leather to protect the stay from chain slap.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:30 PM   #10
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
Is there a detail that wasn't thought about before building that bike?
Yes, the rear brake straddle cable is blocking the light.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:30 PM   #11
Force 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like the braze on holds a rubber chain slap guard, like those sold at VO - http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...lap-guard.html

[I see now that Jan beat me to it]
Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:32 PM   #12
ColonelJLloyd 
Senior Member
 
ColonelJLloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Louisville
Bikes:
Posts: 8,237
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
Yes, the rear brake straddle cable is blocking the light.
Amateurs. I'm over it.
__________________
Bikes on Flickr
I prefer email to private messages. You can contact me at justinhughes@me.com
ColonelJLloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 10:38 PM   #13
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Me too. I'll take a Voyageur any day!!
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-11, 11:28 PM   #14
Velognome 
Get off my lawn!
 
Velognome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Garden State
Bikes: 1917 Loomis, 1923 Rudge, 1930 Hercules Renown, 1947 Mclean, 1948 JA Holland, 1955 Hetchins, 1957 Carlton Flyer, 1962 Raleigh Sport, 1978&81 Raleigh Gomp GS', 2010 Raliegh Clubman
Posts: 6,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Very nice indeed.....until the photo of the Simplex RD....memories of last summer's incident when my Peugeot UO9's Simplex took a dive into the wheel!!! Never want to experience that again. Hey, I just saved 6K!

Quote:
I don't want to poo-poo on this dudes parade (and maybe my eyes aren't working just right), but I believe the fork is bent.
It kinda does look like it in the first pic. Maybe the wheel is turned just a bit to give the illusion, but for 6K+, I'd want to see it in person before I bid.
Velognome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 02:04 AM   #15
gridplan 
Veni, Vidi, Bici
 
gridplan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: Colnagos (2005 Brera Art, 2007 President LdV, 2007 CF6)
Posts: 1,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Something to consider when buying one of these is the import duty. I bought one from this seller a few years ago. The import duty, and various related costs, added 1300 bucks to the already high cost of the bike plus shipping to the U.S.

My experience is not unique. More than a year after I bought mine, someone who had seen pics of my bike and was buying one (not that it matters, but same seller) emailed to ask if the high import tax he was being asked to pay was to be expected.
__________________
Big hitter, the Lama.
gridplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 04:05 AM   #16
Citoyen du Monde
Senior Member
 
Citoyen du Monde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I know many a person who have had to deal with unexpected matters in dealing with this seller, either as described above extremely high add-on costs (duty and/or custom clearance fees), or shipping costs that go beyond reasonable. One should also expect to need to deal with a bike needing a full overhaul an dmore than likely teh replacement of a number of components. This means that you do need to count more than the price paid for the bike itself. In this case, too bad that the headlight lens is missing, as is the special flashlight for the front carrier.
Citoyen du Monde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 04:21 AM   #17
Daveyates
Senior Member
 
Daveyates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Paris France
Bikes:
Posts: 1,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So how much is this one worth then?

http://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbi...13.htm?ca=12_s
Daveyates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 06:05 AM   #18
shorthanded
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: frederick, md
Bikes:
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow... that's a lovely bike. i think i'd certainly replace the simplex derailleur in the back.. but otherwise... its my size...
shorthanded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 06:09 AM   #19
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by shorthanded View Post
wow... that's a lovely bike. i think i'd certainly replace the simplex derailleur in the back.. but otherwise... its my size...
Shorthanded - That looks like a Simplex Super LJ to me. No need to replace that, but if you do, send it to me!
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 06:44 AM   #20
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Bikes: Yes
Posts: 11,798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Fork looks straight to my eyes.

cb400bill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 07:39 AM   #21
Force 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
So how much is this one worth then?

http://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbi...13.htm?ca=12_s
Wow, that one is beautiful too! Is it yours?
Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 08:21 AM   #22
Daveyates
Senior Member
 
Daveyates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Paris France
Bikes:
Posts: 1,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Force View Post
Wow, that one is beautiful too! Is it yours?
No it isn't i just saw this thread and searched my local site for Rene Herse for sale.
This one has been on sale for a while i think and i expect it will be 5% of the price of the Ebay one!
Why is that one so expensive anyway??
Daveyates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 08:25 AM   #23
Daveyates
Senior Member
 
Daveyates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Paris France
Bikes:
Posts: 1,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is another one as well http://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbi...18.htm?ca=12_s
Daveyates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 08:32 AM   #24
gridplan 
Veni, Vidi, Bici
 
gridplan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: Colnagos (2005 Brera Art, 2007 President LdV, 2007 CF6)
Posts: 1,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
No it isn't i just saw this thread and searched my local site for Rene Herse for sale.
This one has been on sale for a while i think and i expect it will be 5% of the price of the Ebay one!
Why is that one so expensive anyway??
It's not. That's about what they cost, at least on eBay. Here's another data point -- a frame that just sold on eBay: [click!]
__________________
Big hitter, the Lama.
gridplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 08:34 AM   #25
gridplan 
Veni, Vidi, Bici
 
gridplan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: Colnagos (2005 Brera Art, 2007 President LdV, 2007 CF6)
Posts: 1,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
Seller's ID is alex. Could be Alexander March. That's the guy who sold me mine. He's also the one selling the blue one in the OP's post.
__________________
Big hitter, the Lama.
gridplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 PM.