Jan Heine brings us the definitve story of René Herse. From 1941 to the early 1980s, French frambuilder Herse made some of the most sought after bikes in the world. Bicycling Quarterly editor Heine takes us into Herse's fabled studio where generations of race bikes, tandems, randonneurs and more were hand-crafted. Over 400 photographs, including many never before seen studio shots and profiles of the very best Herse bicycles grace this book.
A must-have for anyone interested in the art and history of making bicycles.
But don't just take it from us. JP Weigle has this to say about the book:
"An action-packed journey through some of the golden years of cycling."
And Grant Peterson adds,
"René Herse is an educational, attitude-changing, enlightening, fascinating, detailed testament to the man who contributed more useful beauty to bicycles than anybody else."
Hardcover | 424 pages | 9.5" x 12" | 400 photographs, color and black and white