[CR]special herse edition in the "new cycycling" mag in japan

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 02:45:47 -0400
From: "ben kamen" <ko_te_jebe@mac.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]special herse edition in the "new cycycling" mag in japan

hello all,

word from japan is that the next issue of "new cycling" magazine will be featuring pics and articles of some 53 rene herse's (thats close to 1/4 of all the know complete herse's in Japan).

ive seen some pics of a few and they are quite something indeed. if anyone is keen i can provide a contact for getting the magazine but as the publication run is very small however it will cost something in the vicinty of 7000yen (yep thats $56+).

also noted from one ebayer from japan repro frame tube decals fetch almost as much as originals on ebay - it aint easy. the same ebayer also had to set back plans for his wedding to a year later as assembling a few important parts for a restoration ate up almost all of his wedding budget. another moved 2 hours commute away (each way) from his place of work just to have a little more room to house his bikes and work on them - he has 1 day a week to actually ride them (yes he rides all 4) weather permitting and he cant afford a car.

so while some may lament their "deep pockets" i would counter that they are prepared to sacrifice many other things for their 2 wheel passions.

onaigashimasu, ben kamen NYC