The White Elephant in the Room: A beaten dead HERSE

Alert readers may recall our previous reportage on skyrocketing sale prices of vintage constructeur bicycles bearing the marque of René HERSE, Alex SINGER and Jo ROUTENS, etc. (https://quarterlybicycle.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/470/)

Today we share a cautionary tale by way of an advert found posted on Craigslist. Is the market softening or is this a fluke?
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Vintage Rene Herse Conversion – $325 OBO (Mission District)
White, vintage Rene Herse conversion. Fixed or free wheel (flip-flop hub). 22 inches/48cm. Bull horn handlebars, leather saddle, black rims, yellow tires. Very good condition. Already sold off most of original parts but will throw in the original RH bottom bracket for extra $10. For pickup, but will ship or deliver at additional cost.

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One thought on “The White Elephant in the Room: A beaten dead HERSE

  1. Not The Messiah

    I think they used an angle grinder to cut off the derailleur hanger and a bunch of braze-ons. Sweet fixie, bro.

    Reply

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