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
Jack Taylor name came up quite a bit lately on the inter-web. Jack Taylor Cycles is not new, but a very well respected bicycle company in the UK that made bicycle for many decades. I can definitely says, all my friends are riding JT, yep, Mark, Adam Sean, and Zo, all JT. Time fly, but I remember back in 08 when our friend Zo went to UK to say good bye to the Late Norman Taylor. I added here some pics of JT work that came from a recent discussion on SFFIXED board. and Jack Taylor Flickr Group
If you have not done so, then I suggest you head over to Jack Taylor Cycles to read a bit more of JT history of how the three brothers came about with Jack Taylors Cycles.. very interesting and well informed.
Coffee and bike, it goes hand in hand. Portland home grown Chris King now offer you these cool and solid looking Tampers. They weight almost half a kilo. Available 4 colors and 53mm, 56mm, and 58mm. Dang.. I need a 49er for my Elektra Lever…
“Too funny to see a Cinelli listed as “NJS Style”
…. there would be no NJS without Cinelli! Dumb asses.”
This quote came up not too long on a discussion of recent Cinelli on ebay. I just love it…and if you don’t get it… we have an explanation from our very own CZ..
“I think it refers to that some of the first high end track frames the Japanese saw were Cinellis used in the 1964 olympics in Tokyo. Konno (3Rensho) learned his technique and inspiration from unbrazing the bikes that were left behind. Cinelli and the Italian style was a massive influence on early Japanese track bikes, particularly those that were being made when NJS certification began and continues to this day.”
Ha, I bet someone is real mad right now…. (intended to be sarcasm)
Alex Moulton’s memoirs have recently been published by Rolls Royce Heritage.
“In this new book, Dr. Alex Moulton recounts, in his own words, his lifetime in engineering. The whole story – from building steam cars as a teenager, and working under Roy Fedden at Bristol Aeroplane, through the development of rubber suspension systems that led to collaboration with BMC, Dunlop and Sir Alec Issigonis in the creation of Hydrolastic and Hydragas, to the revolutionary Moulton bicycle that, together with the Mini, became an icon of the swinging sixties – is told in Dr. Moulton’s characteristic direct style.”
Jan 1 2010 hits and I think to myself, this would be a great year to stop spending money on things I don’t need. Perhaps save some dough for my yet to be born (or conceived) children’s college fund. Well, auctions like this tell me I’m going to have a hell of a time.
Extremely rare Herse 1970 Cyclo-camping bicycle in expensive Vitus tubing 50 cm c to c seat tube, top tube 54,5 cm c to c.. Amazing back carriers with beautiful Sologne bags The bike is uncleaned and presented in genuine as found condition, the paintwork is like new Beautiful lugwork, ideally set off by the black and gold paint. Parts are very nice : Huret Luxe front and back, Philippe professionnel bars, Philippe stem, Ad-Hoc bell, Stronglight cranks with TA 48/32 chainrings. Mafac cantilevers, RH carriers front and back, Lyotard pedals, Cibie dynamo, lights most likely non-original. Wheels : Normandy, Super Champion 650 good logos, Bell wing nuts at the front, Bell nuts at the back. Lefol Le Paon mudgurads, excellent condition. Very nice example of an early 70s RH in truly excellent condition, it’s rare to find paintwork in such good condition. The bike has great style in this colour combination, and with the very rare rear low-slung bags Ready to ride, except for the original but not road-worthy Wolber Super Randonneurs Some parts appear earlier than 1970, but it was not uncommon for buyers to ask RH for a bike with older parts still in stock in shop, or parts taken from a favourite bicycle. I believe this bike left the RH shop in 1970 as it is now. Postage by priority airmail to US/ Japan/ Australia : 250 euros Payment : Paypal please. I always group postage for separate items. Postage is paid for by the buyer, who becomes the legal owner of the object when it leaves my premices.
Quite rarely have I seen R.H. bikes offered on the ebay supermarket, but a very well informed listing on ebay is much, much harder to find these days. I am reposting the listing here along with 39 detailed pictures of the bike, yes 39 posted by the seller. I hope whoever won this bike will at least know what he or she is getting in the mail, precisely. I must admit, I on occasion find myself trapped and very disappointed on the over saturated listing, with photo-shop photos. I hope this kind of detail information appears more often, well for $3K bikes anyway. Alright folks, who is going to get this bike? I know I would if it’s a 53square…
You want to click once on each pic, then click it again for large view….check it out, the pics are very well taken and clear, dam!
Here is the description from the listing…
Extremely rare R Herse of the late 40s 56,5 cm c to c seat tube, top tube 55,5 cm c to c. Fully chomed model, will need rechroming, but there is no deep pitting, so this should be no problem Vitus tubing as used for the top RHs for 1947/48/49. Blue lining and lettering. The bike is presented in unrestored, uncleaned, barn find authentic condition Pelissier plume (feather) hubs to Mavic 650 rims RH stem (incorrect bolts) Ideale 44 saddle Cyclo RD Originally the bike would have had a single chainring, it would look great with TA/Stronglight and a Martele chainguard (nice braze-ons present) R Herse brakes, Mafac cable hangers possibly original Front carrier nice but non-original, braze-ons and blue losange of paint added to front fork. Similar modification to back dynamo braze-on. Check out the last three photos. Martele mudguards Very nice restoration project, the lugwork on this bike as often on the expensive chrome models is beautifully crisp and sharp, filed down with a lot of skill and man hours. This is one of big differences between a mass-produced bike and a hand-built, but also between a mediocre hand-built and a good one. I hope the photos do justice to the workmanship Postage by priority airmail to US/ Japan/ Australia : 250 euros Payment : Paypal please. I always group postage for separate items. Postage is paid for by the buyer, who becomes the legal owner of the object when it leaves my premices.
Well done, I love it. Look solid and sleek. I have not seen any new bicycle designs that caught my eyes like this one for a while. Truly remarkable finishing. The hidden drive train will make sure your pretty skirt won’t get dirty chain oil all over. I really think this one is gonna be a hit.More detail of Wytze’s project can be found Here!!
And this VDO will make you even more in love with this bike.
This time “Seen on Ebay” is going to take a bit of a serious turn to help out someone who really needs it. Members of the Road Bike Review Lounge came together to build up this classy Ciocc to help out Collin Marsh, who on November 24th of last year was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at only seven months old.
Help Out Little Collin Marsh By Bidding On This Great Bike
All proceeds of this auction will go to Collin’s family to help pay for medical bills associated with his treatment.
Collin’s complete story can be found at Caring Bridge where the family has set up a site. This site requires registration, but this only takes a couple minutes. From there you can contact the family and also send donations.
Either way, put in a bid or two, it goes to a great cause.