Re: [CR]Shorter French "Priest" Bars?

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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:50:32 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
To: Classic Rendevous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Shorter French "Priest" Bars?
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Very cool bike, but I gotta say the Idéale cyclocross saddle (short abbreviated nose) looks very odd to my eye, mounted on an Alex Singer Tourist.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

Douglas Brooks wrote:
> Classicists,
> If you look here:
> you'll find a pretty neat Singer Mixte. I like the way the
> handlebars sweep back but seem to shorten up. Are such bars
> available anywhere? Anyone know? What would happen if you cut
> Rivendell Priest bars? Would that achieve something like this?
> Also, while we are on sensible French designs (oxymoron there?
> everyone knows I _love_ these bikes, right?....), if you look
> here:
> you'll see a Singer with one of those centered on the rear
> fender racks, the small ones. Anyone know the sort of truly
> classic bags that work on these? Is this for a top rack bag?
> (This bike gives some perspective on a "fistful" of post, eh?)
> much yet to learn about everything, not the least of which
> are French bikes perfected by Japanese collectors who might yet
> be a force along with Rivendell riders and other classicists who
> "bring back" many wonderful things, like really nice
> cranks, centerpull brakes, who knows, maybe even a new Cyclo rear
> derailleur (no! no! anyone who wants to live in my basement to adjust
> the one on the Herse constantly is welcome...),
> University today and a new class to
> co-teach at the Eastman School of Music on south Indian classical,
> _lots_ of classic content there, I assure you,
> Douglas Brooks
> Canandaigua, NY