Re: [CR]Herse Racer on EBay

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:18:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Herse Racer on EBay
To: haxixe@gmail.com, "gholl@optonline.net" <gholl@optonline.net>
In-Reply-To: <75d04b480706181327gcdf8b35v8ce6e0ec22af65d2@mail.gmail.com>
cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

One poor picture, $3,600 starting bid, $250 to $450 shipping to US. He implies the brakes are mounted to brazeon studs, but it doesn't look like it to me in the photos.

And no one gets that excited about an Herse racing model. Better to save one's money and apply it to a Csuka-built Singer, Nobilette-built Herse, or Toei. Or Mssrs. Baylis, Weigle, Fattic or Gordon can build you a very fine randonneur frame.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Kurt Sperry <haxixe@gmail.com> wrote: The Herse bike here:

http://ebay.com/<blah>

as a racer possesses little of the cachet of the Herses built for randonneuring, touring or camping. Herse was never known as builder of racing bikes and this example shows pretty beat up paint, the original components seem to not only mostly have gone missing but have been to some extent replaced with poorly chosen and unappropriate changes, and appears to have no special Herse components at all. Plus the auction starting bid at $3,600 is pretty daunting for what it is in my opinion.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA

On 6/18/07, gholl@optonline.net wrote:
>
> Please educate a novice. There's been much talk about Herse here lately,
> yet there seems to be little interest and no bids on a Herse Racer currently
> on eBay. I know little about the maker.
> Is this not a desirable example?
> George Hollenberg MD
> Westport, CT, USA

>

>

> George Hollenberg MD

> CT, USA