[CR]Singer at Velo Rendezvous III


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Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:45:29 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Jan Heine <heine93@earthlink.net>
Subject: [CR]Singer at Velo Rendezvous III

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>1980s Alex Singer (Roland Csuka's last)

Hmm, Roland Csuka died in 1994, and he worked until the end (see Ernest Csuka interview in Vintage Bicycle Quarterly vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2002), p. 13).

So either the bike isn't Roland's last, or it isn't from the 1980s. The serial number will show the date - in 1990, they had arrived at 2900 something. So I'd expect another 100 to 150 were built before Roland's death.

However, I'd like to know the story - how was it established that this was Roland's last? I know Grant Handley used to claim that the bike he had ordered was the last one Roland built.

Of course, you may ask - does it matter?

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