Well then, No post for half a year. I have been spend a lot of time dialing in my bikes. Here is one of them, the 1980 Alps 650A touring bike that I acquired from an old friend Lek couple years ago. Recently outfitted with Nitto Campee low rider rack for 700c, along with pannier bags, saddle bag and front bag by Ostrich. When loaded, the long trial geometry of this bike really gives the solid handling. I can feel the bike hugging on the asphalt on the cushy 38mm Panaracer tires. I am really happy with the current build. We will see how it go when I take it out beyond my daily 30 miles ride.
Just read this from MASH. I am repost this here. Support our friend Cheuy!!!!
We are receiving late news that our friend Kachusha Munkanita is in need of legal support. He is one of the most peaceful people we have met, so when a story was published about his arrest, the bike community took notice. In short, he was arrested for watching 3 young people being arrested in the Mission, and wanting advocate for their saftey.
The least we can do is help gather resources for when he needs them. We are offering our Histogram Cap, with 100% of the profit (about $7 each) going to help support legal fees Chuey will incur.
Help support this local hero in the simplest form, and Get a cap. Once an additional fund raising event has been organized, we will post it here.
We will update you once we know more.
Get them here before it’s gone. Last batch sold out in one day!!!!
wE LOVE yOU jOHNNY tAIPEI
What a craftsmanship, perfecto. Yep it’s on ebay right now. It could be yours for no less than 6 thousand buck. The seller did a really great job with many detailed pics.
Here listing info:
Welcome to my auction !
You are bidding on a:
RENE HERSE RANDONNEUSE CYCLOSPORTIF ROAD BIKE
Handbuilt in Paris in 1965 by Rene Herse, highest level of craftsmanship
by The French master builder.
Amazing quality of brazing and Lugs.
Seat tube : 55cm center to center
Top tube : 55cm center to center
Standover height 79,5cm (with 32B tyres)
Fabulous bike, I bought it for my personal use at but now I’ve found a more suitable framesize
and this beauty has to go.
Very good overall, Some paint chips with some corrosion only on surface.
Original patina and just cleaned a little for pictures.
René Herse Stem 8.5cm C/C
René Herse double Crankset 170mm
René Herse front rack in good condition a little corrosion
René Herse Cable straddle yokes
Bell alloy wingnuts
Maxicar hubs Super champion rims 36 spokes
Huret luxe derailleurs
Philippe Randonneur Handlebars 42cm width
Lefol fenders, good condition with scratches from use.
Mafac Raid brakes : very good condition.
Paturaud Special toe clips
Brooks competition saddle
Stronglight competition headset
Soubitez dynamo , Soubitez front light , Ulo rear
Wolber 650B 32 tyres in almost new condition
Jackie the man at Box Dog Bike just done with this beauty from ground up for his wife. I mean from custom tubing, bike building all that jazz. It has all the brazed on, holes, hangs, hinge you hella name it. Custom rack too dahum.
Ok I posted some pics here but go over to see more pic in the album cos the dudeman really did a good job with the custom frame. So if you need to get a nice one for ya love one, head over to Box Dog Bike They has all the nut and bolts to finish this up beautifully. They really do.
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