[CR] Herse on eBay UK

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:42:31 +0000
From: "alex m" <alexpianos@yahoo.fr>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Herse on eBay UK

It's indeed a RH, but a sore sight...

Originally not a top model, it looks like it's had braze-ons cut off (in al l probablility Cyclo RD, dynamo lever, brakes, front derailleur)... Or at least I believe that's what's hidden under the awful paint, the photos don' t help much.

But the little that is left is still quite distinguishable from a standard touring bike, check out for ex how fine the rear stays are. Lugwork is just OK, but definitely not of the best RH production.

In this condition, not of much interest, although the stem alone is worth m ore than the sale price. Bike was possibly early 50s. Interesting to get th e serial number if anyone knows the buyer.

Given the huge size, and the fact it is now in England, most probably an ex port model. Also making this likely the so/so quality, the French tend to k eep the best of their produce for themselves and export the second-rate. Li ke the plastic cheese (Gruyere, Emmental) goes to the US and the good smell y stuff stays at home.

Alexander March Bordeaux France