[CR]Re: Singer bicycle prices...


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From: "Rick Chasteen" <rchasteen@kc.rr.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <1c6.2fc3fbd.2b2a4666@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Singer bicycle prices...
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:25:21 -0600

> In a message dated 12/12/2002 12:31:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> rchasteen@kc.rr.com writes:
>
> << By the way, the price for a complete Singer rando bike was 4,000 Euro (1
> Euro = about 1 buck). >>
>
> I don't know how that impacts the rest of you but it seems a good deal to me!
> Heck, we send out production made frames built up as "pro" bikes all the time
> in that range or more.. A 2003 Colnago C-40 frameset alone cost that much!

When you consider what is hand made, racks, stem, etc, $4,000 for a custom Singer sounds reasonable. You could, of course, spend more or less. Also, keep in mind that price would include a completely chromed frame but does NOT include a VAT of 18% or so.

I have to tell you, though, after seeing both, I would prefer a Sachs.

Rick "Sachsreligious" Chasteen, Kansas City