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The Embacher Collection is up for sale

Old 04-30-15, 06:22 AM
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The Embacher Collection is up for sale

...so let's pool our couch money.

Auction: The Embacher Collection | Cycle EXIF
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Old 04-30-15, 06:29 AM
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Beautiful collection, too bad he couldn't afford a level for the saddles.......

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Old 04-30-15, 07:01 AM
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Wow, that's quite the collection.
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Old 04-30-15, 07:41 AM
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Very eclectic stuff.
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Old 04-30-15, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Very eclectic stuff.
I saw what was on display in Portland a while back.
I had mixed views of how the bikes were all suspended from the ceiling.
Some interesting bikes.
It will be interesting to see how strongly the more eclectic bikes will be pursued.
Some will no doubt attract many potential buyers.
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Old 04-30-15, 07:56 AM
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Yow. I have that book Cyclepedia. Some of those bikes I'd love to own. At least one I actually do. Some are curiosities. Some make me wonder what the designer was thinking. Now I wonder why it is up for auction now.
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Ha Ha! I have some of the same kids bikes in my garage. Awesome- never knew they were "iconic"
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Old 04-30-15, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Yow. I have that book Cyclepedia. Some of those bikes I'd love to own. At least one I actually do. Some are curiosities. Some make me wonder what the designer was thinking. Now I wonder why it is up for auction now.
ennui, perhaps.

I am not sure the auction venue selected is going to provide the greatest return.

The Bohnam's Confente sold a bit ago for $5,800. plus fees, with correct parts, ($500 to 1,000?) it sold on ebay very recently for $11,700.

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
ennui, perhaps.


He's discovered Hummel figurines, lots of status in a definitive collection.

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Does that Rene herse have aero levers?
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Old 04-30-15, 10:34 AM
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I don't think I'll be bidding, but I will recommend the book: much cheaper and an asset for the coffee table.
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Nice site, nice collection, but I don't think they like Peugeots that much.....
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
Does that Rene herse have aero levers?
I noticed that, too. They look like crummy Tektros, too.

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The Rene Herse is from 1984. A few bikes had aero levers by then. After zooming in on the levers, I don't believe them to be Tektros though.

EMBACHER/COLLECTION - RENÉ HERSE
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Has anyone tried to order the catalog? They give an email address, but it bounces back...got a feeling that the auction catalog, beyond the book and less than the bikes, would be a great thing to have...
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Has anyone tried to order the catalog? They give an email address, but it bounces back...got a feeling that the auction catalog, beyond the book and less than the bikes, would be a great thing to have...
One has to wonder if the auction catalog is not just the book?
I did buy a copy when I saw the exhibit. I liked the book better, the bikes suspended in space just did not work for me.
The exhibit was crowded, you had to tune out all the people behind the bikes.
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Does that Rene herse have aero levers?
That's OK, that's the entry level Herse.
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