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1970 Rene Herse

Old 06-29-16, 10:14 PM
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1970 Rene Herse

I have this bike almost all original, restored folding touring, custom made for my dad. Sadly it was left outside so the chrome has some peeling, but frame is solid. Would fit someone 6'3" and over. anyone have an idea how much it might be worth?
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Old 06-30-16, 04:37 AM
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I have this bike almost all original, restored folding touring, custom made for my dad. Sadly it was left outside so the chrome has some peeling, but frame is solid. Would fit someone 6'3" and over. anyone have an idea how much it might be worth?
Need pictures, but Herse's can go for crazy money. Contact Jan Heine over at Bicycle Quarterly as he is an expert on these.
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Old 06-30-16, 05:39 AM
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I would be very interested. Definitely needs pics to determine.
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Need pictures, but Herse's can go for crazy money. Contact Jan Heine over at Bicycle Quarterly as he is an expert on these.
Thanks, I'll see if I can get through to him
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Thanks Sarge! 61cm my exact size.





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Thanks Sarge! 61cm my exact size.





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can't wait.
Me either!!
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Oh lord, come out of that box you.
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This is vaguely reminiscent of a strip tease.
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More to come, unfortunately the bike shop that shipped (Bicycle Brustop in Novato, Ca) seems to have lost all of the front fender and front Rack HardWare) wish it were a better experience, waiting for days for even a call back, seems they have a total disregard for the vintage craft.

Once I can assemble the replacement parts will add pics.
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More to come, unfortunately the bike shop that shipped (Bicycle Brustop in Novato, Ca) seems to have lost all of the front fender and front Rack HardWare) wish it were a better experience, waiting for days for even a call back, seems they have a total disregard for the vintage craft.

Once I can assemble the replacement parts will add pics.
That's really sad. They're right up the road in Marin County; if there's anything I can do let me know.

It sounds like they had no clue they were packing/shipping a museum piece.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
More to come, unfortunately the bike shop that shipped (Bicycle Brustop in Novato, Ca) seems to have lost all of the front fender and front Rack HardWare) wish it were a better experience, waiting for days for even a call back, seems they have a total disregard for the vintage craft. ...
Not sure if it's a big thing back East, but Yelp reviews get a lot of businesses' attention out here.
If you don't have a Yelp account, you can create one, then find these disregarders here:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/bicycle-br%C3%BCstop-novato

and tell everybody how they ignore you. I bet they stop.
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...how hard is it to put all the hardware in a ziploc baggie when you take something apart ?
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
This is vaguely reminiscent of a strip tease.
If the pics showed any more skin, the mods would have to ban this thread. . . .
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...how hard is it to put all the hardware in a ziploc baggie when you take something apart ?
An organized bike shop with ziplock bags at the ready?
Two divergent poles, bike shop and organized.
Professionalism? They as a group don't pay enough.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
More to come, unfortunately the bike shop that shipped (Bicycle Brustop in Novato, Ca) seems to have lost all of the front fender and front Rack HardWare) wish it were a better experience, waiting for days for even a call back, seems they have a total disregard for the vintage craft.

Once I can assemble the replacement parts will add pics.
This is a crock. If they lost the front rack, it is irreplaceable, or at least by a local bike shop. It was a custom made rack to fit that bike, not an off-the-shelf item. You have a early-to-mid 1970s Herse Demontible, or take apart touring bike. And of course the Herse Co. that made this bike is long gone. Go get that bike and all it's parts and take it to another competent shop. I know A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito is knowledgeable & trust worthy... Then have them assemble & take decent pictures. This bike, if not screwed up, might be worth $5K+. I said "might"...
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This is a crock. If they lost the front rack, it is irreplaceable, or at least by a local bike shop. It was a custom made rack to fit that bike, not an off-the-shelf item. You have a early-to-mid 1970s Herse Demontible, or take apart touring bike. And of course the Herse Co. that made this bike is long gone. Go get that bike and all it's parts and take it to another competent shop. I know A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito is knowledgeable & trust worthy... Then have them assemble & take decent pictures. This bike, if not screwed up, might be worth $5K+. I said "might"...
I believe you're a day late and a few dollars short;

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1079088-1970-rene-herse-chrome-demontible.html
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Originally Posted by lowgear45 View Post
This is a crock. If they lost the front rack, it is irreplaceable, or at least by a local bike shop. It was a custom made rack to fit that bike, not an off-the-shelf item. You have a early-to-mid 1970s Herse Demontible, or take apart touring bike. And of course the Herse Co. that made this bike is long gone. Go get that bike and all it's parts and take it to another competent shop. I know A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito is knowledgeable & trust worthy... Then have them assemble & take decent pictures. This bike, if not screwed up, might be worth $5K+. I said "might"...
The shop did not include the hardware, mounting bolts ect. I was able to purchase the bolts from Compass. No return call from the shop after they said they would look for them and get back to me. I have moved on.
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