[CR] ebay outing: recently ended Herse


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From: Charles Andrews <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 08:45:22 -0700
Subject: [CR] ebay outing: recently ended Herse


I thought this was a very interesting auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=150341393569

Seems to me this is clearly a lower-line production or semi-production bike from Herse. I wouldn' t be surprised if someone told me the frame was subbed out, and Herse's characteristic paint and graphics applied. The overall build is lower-quality too (note that the brakes are not secured to the rear-stays, for instance..) plus, condition is not the greatest..

Mike Kone, if you haven't already discussed this bike, or I missed it, what do you think of it?

I know the final selling price seems quite high to me, given what I see.

Charles Andrews Los Angeles

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