Re: [CR] Pink Ren� Herse

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Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 20:22:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Pink Ren� Herse
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <D300054A-FE86-47D2-9AFF-A88660AEB55B@earthlink.net>


> > One neat detail that I did pick out on the pink bike > > is the braze-on on the right seat stay to hold the rear > > derailleur cable housing. Never seen this treatment > > before. > > > Yes, that was my initial reaction... cool detail. > > But the more I thought about the more I thought it was > not such a good thing. The cable makes a nice loop all > by itself with out the help of the brazed-on loop to hold > the cable to the seatstay, and it would be very easy for > that little brazed-on loop made of wire to get flattened > and broken off. > > It's redundant and too fussy; no thank you.

If you go through thr archives, and find some links to photos/auctions of circa 1960s LeJeune frames built by Bernard Carré, you will see that this feature is found on other French bikes as well. It's not unique to René Herse. In fact, I've seen it on frames from other French bicycles, beyong those from Carré and this Herse. Admittedly, Herse did it a bit more neatly than the others...
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      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)