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René Herse Fender Eyebolts


Many of René Herse’s most coveted bikes used fender eyebolts with round heads and matching rounded cups: more elegant, lighter and (slightly) stronger than the large angular heads on current eyebolts.

We custom-made these eyebolts from stainless steel, in three lengths: 7 mm (stay to fender connection), 11 mm (stay to unthreaded dropout connection), and 20mm (stay – rack eyelet – unthreaded dropout connection).

7 mm and 11 mm eyebolts sold in sets of 4.

20 mm eyebolts sold in pairs.

Made in Taiwan.


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These eyebolts also are perfect for restorations of René Herse bikes from the 1940s and early 1950s. By the late 1950s, the rounded eyebolts no longer were available, and René Herse lacked the resources during the downturn of the cycling industry to make his own, so he used standard squared-off eyebolts instead.

  • Round heads and small cups
  • Stainless steel
  • For 5 mm fender stays
  • Shaft length: 7 mm, 11 mm, 20 mm
  • 7 mm eyebolts are equipped with self-locking nuts for a tight grip on the inside of the fender
  • 11 and 20 mm are equipped with standard nuts and washers to protect your bike's finish
  • Made in Taiwan