Re: [CR]Herse on eBay!

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 06:40:06 -0800
From: "Brian Baylis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Herse on eBay!
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OH...MY...GOD! You CAN'T be serious! That bike is within a few miles of me. I know Dave at Pedal Pushing Bike Shop really well. Apparently not well enough for him to call me and say "Hey, I found a Rene Herse demountable your size, give me 5 bucks and it's yours". There's no way in hell I'm going to be able to score that bike! The Japanese collectors are going to be all over it because of the size. I've been on the loosing end of the small Rene Herse deal since the beginning. Almost never see them in the first place. RATS! I should have just stayed in bed this morning. My day, no my week, is ruined now, THANKS TO YOU!

So now what am I going to do? Pretty much the only thing I would love to have that I don't own already (other than a clean 1970 or '71 Colnago Super in 50cm or so) and I can't touch it! A few days ago I was praising ebay (scored a great drum for a really good price) but now I'm back to my normal mode of curseing it!

Well, I'm going to have to go sit in a corner and whimper for a few hours; sombody please hold me. Thanks for nothing, DOUGLAS! Crap!

Brian (inches from a Rene Herse that I'll never own) Baylis La Mesa is a sad place indeed.
> There is a Herse Demountable on eBay this morning.
> Look here:
> It is a 52cm c-c and that translates even shorter since these
> bikes size _up_ usually 1-3cm, at least in my humble experience.
> Particularly noteworthy is the Herse crank.
> If anyone has the technical know-how to pull the many
> pictures off the site and post them somewhere, the
> more photos of Herse on the record, the better!!
> now it will sure be interesting to see how far this
> one goes, no?
> Douglas Brooks,
> prefers to be known more for questions than answers,
> in snowy, snowy Canandaigua, NY