Re: [CR] Singer price on Ebay


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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 19:35:45 -0700
To: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@gmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Jan Heine <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Singer price on Ebay


At 5:25 PM -0400 7/20/10, Tom Hayes wrote:
>I am curious about the price of a Singer that sold recently on Ebay. A
>thousand seems pretty reasonable for the bike, even with shipping from
>Canada. Is there something in the auction that I am missing, precipitating
>the price? Thanks for whatever light you can shed on this.
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130409377388

There are a few factors that may have decreased the interest in the Singer on e-bay.

The Singer is a racing frame with horizontal (Campagnolo?) dropouts. No racks, not even a bag support. The lugs are the simpler "Italian" style...

However, unlike some of the "bought-in" frames from that era that sometimes get mistaken for "real" Singers, this one shows all the details of a "true" Alex Singer. Many of these bikes ride wonderfully... For the purchase price, the buyer could have done a lot worse.

Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 2116 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121 http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com