Re: [CR]Early Rene Herse/Goeland


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Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 07:27:29 -0700
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, alex m <alexpianos@yahoo.fr>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Jan Heine <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Early Rene Herse/Goeland


At 7:16 AM -0700 7/16/07, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
>Speaking of Grant's auctions and of Goeland, Grant is also offering
>this Goeland porteur:
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>http://cgi.ebay.com/Goeland-Louis-Moire-Porteur-project-1950s_W0QQitemZ120141892867QQihZ002QQcategoryZ56197QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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> But I'm puzzled. The frame has what appears to be a chainstay
>brazeon for and old style Cyclo or Simplex RD, but it's on the wrong
>chainstay, i.e. on the left chainstay rather than the right. Is
>this for something else, or did Goeland make a left-hand drive
>machine, which seems unlikely?

It's a mount for the drum brake arm. Also note the reinforcement tube between seat and chain stays to take the torque.

That bike is a clear example where the whole is worth more than its parts. And thus, it's offered as a "kit." Tempting...

Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122 http://www.bikequarterly.com --