• 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.

    Frame/fork condition:
    Very good overall, Some paint chips with some corrosion only on surface.
    NO DINGS.

    Original patina and just cleaned a little for pictures.

    Components:
    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
    Mafac levers
    Brooks competition saddle
    Stronglight competition headset
    Soubitez dynamo , Soubitez front light ,  Ulo rear
    Sonnett bell
    Wolber 650B 32 tyres in almost new condition

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  • New Toy (by *assemblylinecollective *)

    Well Kids, it’s time to clean out the garage and get my cycling gluttony in check.

    I’ve decided to pass on my pristine 1981 Bianchi Super Pista. One of the best production/professional level track bicycles made from that era. The geometry is typically italian and tight/compact. It’s stiff and simply amazing. Made from Columbus SP with chrome campy ends. This bike has a total of two small paint chips and is otherwise puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrfect!

    Here’s what’s on the chopping block. Frame 55cm and fork. Plus a polished campy record seatpost with bianchi pantographing, a 3ttt Bianchi pantographed stem, 3ttt Giomondi bars and last but not least, Ale steel bianchi panto toe clips.

    Of course, since our readers are worldwide, so is shipping.

    Looking for $850 plus actual shipping and paypal fees. Will be properly packaged in a bike box with plastic axles and more padding than you really need.

    Contact me at sean at cyclezine dot net for details.

    Here’s a pic of the bicycle built up. More info to come:

    New Toy (by *assemblylinecollective *)

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  • Sugino

    “It’s about F**kin’ Time You Jerks” is probably what you are saying to yourself.

    I bumped into Puck the other day while riding down the Valencia Velodrome on the next “fixie” (aka touring bike, mark my words). And two things came from that fateful day. First being the no-necked picture of my on my BS. The second being Puck telling me to post some stuff in the For Sale section, “seriously man”.

    So here goes.

    This one hurts a bit just because I freakin’ love it. But the reality of it is that I will never use it and it sits while it should be ridden. For your money spending pleasure, I present you with the elusive Sugino 75 Tension Disc Kit. Not only is it awesome, but it’s BRAND NEW IN THE FREAKIN’ PACKAGE.

    Yep, never been used or laced. 100% complete with all the tools, instructions and hardware you need to get this going on a 32h hub mated to a 700c 32h rim. Weighs less that a traditionally laced 32 spoke 700c rear wheel and TONS less than a traditional disc.

    This sucker is made from Mylar and Kevlar. Not only do you get both your “lars” covered, but you get a disc wheel that will deflect a bullet should you find yourself in a cycling drive by or cruising in gang related territory. Now how many discs can say that, huh?

    Looking to get $500 USD, plus shipping to wherever it is you’re at. Email me if you are interested.

    sean at cyclezine dot net

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