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Old 05-07-12, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Nicolas Ehrhart
hello Chombi
I had "found" this bike because I follow someone who tel me he know someone who know ... the bear,all that to say that I had 4 Herse before this one and it's always a discover after a long search with high and low moment when you discover that the old bike is just a cheap 50" randonneur fully rusted 9/10 time....
I am a serious bike mechanist I have my own smal shop down in Paris France and the oportunity to work with all the partners from Alex Singer (chrome/paint/fillet) who used to be for some them the Herse "supply chain" but I will ride it first,this Herse bike is stamp 69-68 so it's some off the "last" Herse ,the size is exceptionnal (63*59) and the first owner was a really por guy from Central Park west NY it was stamp by Rene on the stem dust cap
I'm really happy that you enjoy this bike
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The thng about the previous poor owner who lived in New York's Central Park is particularly interesting. The Rene Herse could have been one of his last treasured possesions. I can only imagine the stories that bike can tell if it can speak to us....

Thank you for the clarification...

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Originally Posted by Chombi
The thng about the previous poor owner who lived in New York's Central Park is particularly interesting. The Rene Herse could have been one of his last treasured possesions. I can only imagine the stories that bike can tell if it can speak to us....

Thank you for the clarification...

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Chombi - I am pretty sure Nicolas was being facetious when he said the PO was "por" - If he lived on Central Park West he certainly wasn't poor. Those are the most prestigious addresses in NY., including the residences of many very famous celebs and some important mobsters too.



^ Incredible find Nicolas! Wow!
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Maybe that's why I enjoyed watching the Avengers this weekend so much........reality alludes me.....
and I don't even have to take drugs....
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1978 PX10...1970 Moto GJ... c. 1970 Arctic (made by Stella, Columbus main triangle)... 1970-73 Gitane IC...
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Originally Posted by BluePx10
1978 PX10...1970 Moto GJ... c. 1970 Arctic (made by Stella, Columbus main triangle)... 1970-73 Gitane IC...
That's a very nice blue PX10, And that Arctic/Stella - wow!

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Originally Posted by Daveyates
1960's Special Arliguie 650b Randonneur.
This one will be finding it's way to Ebay next week when i return from my holiday.

DAMN! Stop it, will you Dave. Amazing.....
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I hope I am not crossing any lines with this. If so I apologize. The frame is late eighties or early nineties. The group is all Mavic SSC with the working Mektronic RD, computer and brake levers.

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^ Wow. That is interesting. You should post it to this thread with big pics and more info.
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That bike looks like it was assembled in the bat cave. In a good way, of course.
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd
^ Wow. That is interesting. You should post it to this thread with big pics and more info.
I posted a few more pictures with a quick write up in the thread you recommended.
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Just some fooling around with the hobbies for the holiday weekend. Here's my latest build, a 1974 Le Champion. Please forgive the OT background, although it is FIA homologated, thus approved for racing by some French guy. - Jim


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Whoo...dat nice.
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Originally Posted by leaping_gnome
...Here's my latest build, a 1974 Le Champion. Please forgive the OT background, although it is FIA homologated, thus approved for racing by some French guy.
Looks plenty C&V-ish to me. Nice machinery.
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UO-8 with some vintage schmutz!

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Nice Cycleheimer. - and very "international" too, with a Swiss Rack, Italian bottle cage, English Bluemels (?) and (probably) a US headlight!
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I don't think I've posted my French bike to this thread before, so here it is, as of yesterday, looking very modern compared to some of the awesome relics on this page!

It was raining very hard on my way home, so the emergency blinky lights were put into use.

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My 1973 Motobecane Grand Jubilee. Apologies for picture if it turns out small.


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Originally Posted by Daveyates
1960's Special Arliguie 650b Randonneur.
This one will be finding it's way to Ebay next week when i return from my holiday.

Man, what a beautiful bike! Gorgeous French style...
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Motobecane Grand Touring

If I was keeping it, I would have done it differently, but I rehabbed it for a flip. I am pleased with the results!



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Originally Posted by joe v
Just added another frenchie to the 'stable' :

1974 Peugeot PX10LE (frame & fork won on ebay) :



1974 are you sure about that ?
Are decals original ?

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Originally Posted by vestige
1974 are you sure about that ?
Are decals original ?

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Is this not from '74?

29 1026 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr


Oh, I just noticed.. they are different...

So is there a head badge crono list?
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Originally Posted by ftwelder
Is this not from '74?

29 1026 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr


Oh, I just noticed.. they are different...

So is there a head badge crono list?
Frank - there is a head badge chronology shown here. Your head badge is not shown, and is not one I recall seeing because the lion's head is not sticking up above the top border, as on the 70-76 version.
(I would like to know myself what time frame this type of badge is from.)
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What a beautiful bike! Are there any others like this in existence? If you ever consider selling, please contact 520 780 9022
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