I would think Mike Kone would be an excellent opinion to hear on that subject. To make such an esoteric comparisson would require hopefully the ability to have a few of each to judge side by side. I feel that Singer might be subject to a bit more inconsistency in workmanship in contrast to Rene Herse, from what I've seen.
I've never been particularly attracted to Alex Singer as compared to Rene Herse, don't know exactly why though. I think mainly a matter of styling. The nicest Singer I've ever seen belongs to JFC, but it is clearly more refined than an original. I'm always charmed by the Herses I've seen.
> Hello Group-
> I thought, with all of the recent stir around the Herse on eBay, that it
> might be a good time to ask the "experts" a question regarding these two
> extremely highly regarded builders. I have always heard Singer and Herse
> referred to as being very similar. In practically every way possible
> (craftmanship, artistic vision, ingenuity, Frenchness, etc). I have never
> heard any information contrasting them. Unfortunately, I can count the
> number of these bikes that I have seen on one hand. So, I would like to
> hear what you have to say comparing the differences of the two. Thanks very
> Best Regards,
> Troy Warnick in SUNNY and SHAKEN UP Olympia, WA.