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Old 04-03-20, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke7777 View Post
1946 Herse Competition


My thread favorite so far. Any threads or photos on BF for this one?
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Old 04-03-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
My thread favorite so far.
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Virtual candy stores are the in thing these days. Perversely accepted by policy of 'social distancing'.
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Old 04-03-20, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
My thread favorite so far. Any threads or photos on BF for this one?
I've mentioned it a couple of times on BF, but no threads. There are lots of photos with some description of the restoration in my Flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/577760...h/33746143350/
It was a lot of work, as all the braze-ons had been removed and the brakes were missing. I wrote a short article about the restoration for Bicycle Quarterly spring 2017.
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Old 04-04-20, 02:43 PM
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I too lust after that René Herse.

This might be my "prettiest" one. For this PX-10 I mixed some paints I had on hand for this light green to pay homage to the light blues and greens used by some of the French Constucteurs, since I may never actually own one of their beautiful bikes.
It's a little muddy in this first photo but I think you get the idea.






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Old 04-04-20, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
I too lust after that René Herse.

This might be my "prettiest" one. For this PX-10 I mixed some paints I had on hand for this light green to pay homage to the light blues and greens used by some of the French Constucteurs, since I may never actually own one of their beautiful bikes.
It's a little muddy in this first photo but I think you get the idea.






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Love this, another excellent example of your fine handiwork.
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Old 04-04-20, 04:42 PM
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Early 80s Grandis Special . Great color combination and simple graphics





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Old 04-04-20, 05:34 PM
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Chesini Arena Precision 83

The simplicity of my Chesini has really grown on me!
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Old 04-06-20, 04:07 PM
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Oldie Goldie


'86 Schwinn Prelude, powdercoated and some modernization.
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Old 04-06-20, 09:22 PM
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Not bad for rattle can beauty...
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Old 04-07-20, 09:27 AM
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90's MBK (motobecane) 753 with funky lugs modernized with campy 10...
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