Re:[CR] Pink Rene Herse

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From: "Peter Weigle" <>
To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist.Org" <>
Subject: Re:[CR] Pink Rene Herse
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 09:59:41 -0400

Marc St. Martin wrote,
>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.
>Marc St. Martin

When I worked in England we used to take apart bicycle chains and use the "roller" (between the chain plates) as a cable guide before a stop. The "roller" would be brazed onto the down tube before a cable stop on a bar end shifter equipped bike.

The cable guide on the chain stay of the pink Herse looks like one of those "rollers", maybe from a block chain. Not saying it is,, but it could be. Most constructeurs seemed to be very resourceful. I've seen several constructeur bikes that used automotive style cotter pins as cable hangers brazed to the seat binder boss, and a rear rack that used the same piece as the anchor loop for pannier hooks.

Peter Weigle
Lyme, Ct.