guards the exit gate, quizzing all Who will pass this night?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This baby was ordered in the mid 70s by Dr. Clifford Graves for his wife. It's dirty and greasy, not polished, has mismatched bags, mismatched hubs, a scuffed seat and it's missing the front fender. What a wreck. It was not actually built by Rene Herse, but by his daughter and son-in-law shortly after his death. These are all probably reasons why it sold for only $9,300. Repeat, $9,300.
Obviously there is more to this story. Graves was a somebody and a serious cyclotourist. He also wrote about it in My Life on Two Wheels. And it would be a really, really cool bike even without the provenance.