[CR]Re: Rene Herse pictures - 1st pic

From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: "Thomas Rawson" <twrawson@comcast.net>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <000701c6132a$ce600030$e00fa8c0@Tom>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 10:49:55 -0500
Subject: [CR]Re: Rene Herse pictures - 1st pic

Some interesting details in the first Herse pic, from 1945-49:


Very delicate mounting of the headlamp.

Splash guard nearly reaches the road when the front wheel is straight.

Does it look like the splash guard is made from rubber?

Splash guard is attached behind the garde-boue (mud guards/fenders/parafanghi) a few inches from the bottom. Is there a special fitting of some sort?

No bottles or cages.

36 spokes, front and rear.

1 inch of seatpost showing, handlebars at saddle height. (Tell me again, bikeshop boy - What size do I ride?)

Is there a special tool to reach the brake lever from the drops? ;-) I don't think my stubby fingers would ever get there.

At first glance it appears that the bike weighs at least half as much as the rider.

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio

---- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Rawson"
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 8:36 PM
Subject: [CR]Rene Herse pictures

> Found this link while perusing EBay - Paris Bicycles:
> http://www.pianosromantiques.com/projetRH.html
> Nice pics of Herse Bicyles. Anyone know who this is? Would like to find
> out what Im looking at.


> Thanks


> Tom Rawson

> Oakland, CA