Re: [CR]Herse and parts thread/now-"contructeurs?"

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 21:45:47 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Herse and parts thread/now-"contructeurs?"
From: "Steven m Johnson" <grisha2@juno.com>


Jan Heine wrote:
> Nowadays, Singer, Berthoud and a few others still work as
> "constructeurs." They use mostly existing components - Singer
> still make their stems. So no, you don't need to make your own parts,
> although the golden era for ready-made parts were the 1970s, and a
> lot of stuff is posing problems these days, most notably hubs (no
> more Maxicar that allow spoke replacement on the road),

Very interesting topic, and has made me understand those bikes more.

Here is a URL to someone who put together a bike in the Herse style on a lower budget, but more labor intensive: http://community-2.webtv.net/DrDBWood/DansBicyclePage/page2.html

Steven M. Johnson, Chesapeake, VA

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