Re: [CR]In defense of Bernard Carre


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]In defense of Bernard Carre
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 00:30:49 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Jul 4, 2007, at 11:19 PM, Alexander March wrote:
> I have posted this before, but check out
>
> http://www.reneherse.com/Helyettpiste.html
>
> I have the bike here by the computer and I can't see a
> detail on this bike that is not superb and of the top
> level. As nice or better than any Italian bike of the
> time.

Alex, it must just be me but I not very impressed when I see stays and forkends like this: http://www.reneherse.com/images/DSC_001017.JPG

Compare that to these Italian examples of stays and forkends...

Here's a late 40s Masi: <http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/ 5755/2210843090055521085S600x600Q85.jpg> Here's a Pogliaghi: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/d/148770-2/PogTracks40.jpg and another Pogliaghi: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/d/110145-2/Pog8.jpg and a Cinelli: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/d/152708-2/Bike_0030.jpg

According to my opinion (ATMO as e-RICHIE likes to say), no comparison, but of course that's only my opinion.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA