• 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:


    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.

    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
    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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  • Oh bike porn from 128 again… thanks for diggin out these fine light weight high-end cyclotouring machines for us to drool.

    Oh it’s delicious…

    … and of course don’t forget to hop over to www.ReneHerseBicycles.com for a heart attach moment,ooops… I mean more bike porn….

  • 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.

    1970 Herse CycloCamping on eBay

    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.