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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:10 am 
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A bit of an ugly duckling perhaps, but check out all the wonderful little details - the front brake milled from rod, hand brazed, and chromed; the indexed gear lever; the custom 40t freewheel; the hand riveted sheet-aluminium rims; the pump in its secret compartment...

http://www.reneherse.com/Schultz.html


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if you can , visit the cycle museum in Saint Etienne . they have great examples of weird bikes .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:49 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
if you can , visit the cycle museum in Saint Etienne . they have great examples of weird bikes .

The Musée d'Art et d'Industrie? I've never been to Saint-Étienne, but I'll be sure to drop in if I ever do.

My local museum here in Paris, the Arts et Métiers has a small collection of evolutionary dead ends - shaft drives and treadle drives. The museum's well worth a visit, but not for its bike collection. It would be good to see a collection that had a better slice of the main stream, as well as the eddies and tributaries.

The bike museum in Cormatin (Saone et Loire) was good for an hour or two's visit, but again it tended toward the weirder end of wonderful. It's shut now, and the bikes are in storage.

http://museeduvelo.free.fr/

It's the Musée du Poilu now:

http://www.museedupoilu.fr/


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Wow. 50 years ahead of it's time.


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That's superb. Rene Herse made some amazing bikes mostly aimed at the 'Cyclo-Touriste' market.

I particularly like the 'early V-Brakes'. Very neat.


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A fab constructeur job. Bonkers French technology like the Citroen DS!


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It must be that the marquee name got franchised but it's amazing that there is still a Rene Herse Bike Company and stores around.

I really don't know what the story is though. http://www.renehersebicycles.com/ , http://www.renehersebicycles.com/ReneHerseHome.htm

On ebay USA , I don['t know what to think, they'll have the wheel caps to a Rene Herse bike (like the wheel camps for a Raleigh (R) or Carlont (C)) and they cost the world. I've seen them take obscure parts for a Rene Herse and it costs a King's ransom.


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40t freewheel! :shock: you could cycle up a wall with that :lol: :lol:


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The more you look at it, the more interesting it gets. ~Some really elegant engineering.


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hoegaardenadds1 wrote:
40t freewheel! you could cycle up a wall with that

Here you go - the next best thing:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0148551999

A 5-speed Suntour screw-on 14 - 38 !

14 17 22 28 38


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