So my personal rule is not to out eBay items, 'cause there's the possibility of setting listers against one another and stomping all over someone's bargain and whatever.
And then there's this eBay item, with more than 5 days to go, reserve not met, and a current high bid above four thousand -- we're into the rare air here and I believe all bets are off. This is where we watch the big boys go at it. Item number:
Pair exceptionally rare 1964 Rene Herse bicycles, with consecutive
numbers stamped on fork and derailleur bracket (81 64 and 82 64),
matching parts and paintwork. All original parts, the bikes haven't
been ridden much and the working parts are in excellent unworn
condition. It is extremely rare to find a perfect matching pair of RH
bicycles, in this condition and 100 % original it is a one in a
lifetime chance... Exceptional condition paint on the men's bike, the
paint on the lady's mixte bike is not so perfect and will need a
little touching in, still extremely nice. Size 58 cm for the men's
bike, 51.5 for the mixte, measured from the middle of the bottom
bracket to the top of the saddle tube. Brooks saddle RH stem RH double
chain wheel 46/28 RH cranks RH racks with special protections on the
back to stop the bags slipping Huret Allvit Luxe derailleurs RH screws
and bolts through out Mafac cantilever brakes and levers Lyotard
pedals and Christophe clips Soubitez ball front light, Cibie back, Jos
dynamo Maxicar hubs with Bell wing nuts Sonnett Weinmann 650 B rims
with labels Lefol Le Paon mudguards Original blue and gold paint If
the bikes don't reach reserve price, I will be prepared to separate
them and accept offers, or put them on eBay separately. A lot more
photos are available on request or visible at
Dan again: Wow. Gotta check my lotto tickets again. Right size, right ... heck, right everything. Just right.
No, this time I'll just have to sit by with my popcorn and watch the price rise.