Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wishful Shopping - Rene Herse Randonneuse

While I don't need another bicycle I've been air shopping for Alex Singers and Rene Herse randonnee frames via ebay. Here's a beautiful 1975 randonneuring bike from the Rene Herse workshop.  If you're a pure road cyclist and you've never seen a Rene Herse, check out all the bike's unique, rando specific features: custom front rack, integrated lighting system, polished mafac racer brakes, full metal fenders, maxicar hubs, etc.  In the event of a zombie apocalypse, a Rene Herse randonnee would make the perfect getaway rig. 


If you're interested in reading a history of the Rene Herse workshop, check out this handsome new tome by Compass Press.


Anonymous said...

Didn't you post up about a new Vanilla randonee bike not all that long ago!

Talk about an embarrassment of riches. ;-)

Lesli Larson said...


No riches here. The Rene Herse is a "wishful" purchase via ebay (not mine). Here's the original post on my much loved Vanilla custom:

Anonymous said...


A very sweet bicycle. And much respect--really enjoyed the PBP postings.