[CR]Alex Singer bike F.S. in Virginia


From: "greg yares" <gregyares@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 16:42:15 -0700
Subject: [CR]Alex Singer bike F.S. in Virginia

I had a chance to go look at this bike, which is on the C.R.classified page, when we were in the Richmond area and it was a real highlight for me on our trip through Virginia and the D.C. area.
    I told Mrs Haller that I'd describe it for the list. It's too small for me , or I'd be riding my new bike. She got this bike new 30 years ago and is ready to pass it on. It has a 19.5"c-t seat tube w/ a 19.5 "c-c top tube. It's all chrome plated, with what looks like a one piece head tube(Jan Heine pointed out that this is constructed , and not really one piece), red lug lineing, generally good decals, except the 531 decal is almost gone. It is in used condition so if you want as new , buy a new one through Jan . It has a small front rack and a large rear rack, very well fitted fenders w/ a diamond shaped reinforcement on the rear fender. It's fitted with the following parts, Campagnolo hubs(high flange, 5spd freewheel), seat post, and pedals, Mafac cantilever brakes w/ guidonet(sp?)levers, Cinelli bar/ stem, TA crankset,triple(I didn't count teeth), Ideal seat, 650B size wheels w/ good tires huret f. der, shimano 600 r. der, down tube shifters(I think Huret) solibloc frame pump one set of bottle brazeons on down tube She is asking $3500 for this bike which seems fair to me.New ones are going for $5500-$6000 with a year's wait. I guess a dealer couldn't really come out at this price, but a rider sure could. It would be great to see Mrs. Haller be able to sell this bike to the right person for its next 30years. Greg Yares Back in Tucson, (self serving post script;I'm hunting for a similar bike in a 25" frame size)