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Nice Rene Herse on eBay

Old 10-16-05, 07:02 PM
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Nice Rene Herse on eBay

I was searching eBay for a cheap French bike to build up with my excess French parts when I found this:

http://tinyurl.com/7t9yg



He's local, so at least I could save a few bucks on shipping.

Who am I kidding? I can't even afford the VAR lock ring pliers he's selling.
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Old 10-16-05, 07:44 PM
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If it was in a more popular color and or in Chrome.... it would be higher than what it is now. Thank goodness it is too big for me.
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Old 10-16-05, 07:59 PM
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I'm not worthy!!! What do you think the reserve is?... $10,000!
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I am so glad I'm not into french bikes. . .
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Old 10-16-05, 08:22 PM
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This was listed once before, I believe, and went to $7600, and didn't make reserve. It would fit everything about me but my pocketbook...does anyone know what the appraised value of such a thing would be?
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Old 10-17-05, 08:55 AM
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I'm sooooo glad it's a tiny little thing. Phew. I'm also happy that one in my size would likely sell for less. Not that I could afford it anyway.
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Hey! there are three Herses on eBay right now. The randonneur, an upright utility/city machine, and a tandem! Like, it is almost raining expensive French bikes right now...
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If you're interested in a Rene Herse you may want to pick up a spare French chain... the other end of the continuum!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sedis-French-Bic...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 10-18-05, 10:30 AM
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Pardon my ignorance, why are these so expensive?
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Lesse...
Cool RH designed bike bits
Legendary French builder
Carefully and beautifully handcrafted bike
Low supply, high demand (always the killer)
Ne plus ultra of Frenchness
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Old 10-18-05, 01:46 PM
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It's definitely cool, and the internal cabling is awesome, but I've seen four wheeled vehicles of the same year go for less...
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geez. I've seen whole double-wides go for less. But its hard to ride a double-wide, and you don't get the envy of everyone at Classic Rendezvous (unless maybe its an Airstream...)
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man, even 6,600!!! i cant belive what its sitting at now. its really cool. but who would pay that much for a old bike? i think the most i have paid for a bike is 100 bucks! am i crazy? its a really cool bike! but come on!
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