Re: [CR] FS: early 1970s Alex Singer touring bike -- SOLD!

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Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:40:33 -0500
From: "sasha eysymontt" <>
To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist.Org" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] FS: early 1970s Alex Singer touring bike -- SOLD!

The bike has been sold. Thanks to everyone for their interest.

For list archives benefit (and folks' general interest) I have added a series of detailed photos of the frame and fittings here:



On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM, sasha eysymontt <> wrote:
> I've decided to move on from my early 1970s Alex Singer project, to
> different things -- space (and lack of time) moves all things.  Being
> that it's winter, I figure this is a good time to offer the bike to
> the group and see if there might be interest in taking on a bit of
> work.
> The bike is as follows:
> Alex Singer (SN 16.942) touring bike, front and rear racks, decaleur
> and fenders with integrated front and rear lighting and sidewall
> dynamo.
> Measures 59cm c-c seat, 56.5cm c-c top
> Includes Alex Singer chromed stem and Alex Singer bottom bracket (I
> have fresh bearings for replacement of appropriate size, as the
> existing bearings feel poor) as well as wired fenders for integrated
> headlight (on front rack) and integrated rear light on NDS chainstay.
> Components are as follows:
> Campagnolo Rally RD (Bullseye pulleys) and Record FD.
> Campagnolo bar-end shifters.
> Ideale #90 saddle in good, firm condition with Alex Singer seatpost
> and hidden quill expander.
> Stronglight triple crankset.
> Mafac Competition brakes and levers.  Some form of rando bars I'm not
> sure of, my apologies!
> The bike DOES NOT currently have a wheelset on it.  I have a pair of
> good early 70s Maxi-Cars and a pair of polished NOS Rigida clinchers
> to match, as well as a NOS Suntour 5-spd freewheel and Wipperman chain
> of appropriate vintage.  No tires, but all will be included in the
> sale.
> The paint is faded but quite good overall in a nice light blue
> (similar to the 1970s Schwinn Opaque Blue), chrome on the racks is
> poor, but the racks should be able to be rechromed and brought up to
> appropriate fettle.  The fenders are in reasonably good shape for 40+
> years old, and still have the existing wiring built in.
> This should make a wonderful rider (and showable bike) with a bit of
> work, but I lack the energy to finalize it, and hope someone else can
> take it on.  I'm going to take some better pictures this afternoon,
> but wanted to put it out there and gauge interest.
> I would like $3500 for the bike and all parts to get her built back
> up.  I believe this is fairly reasonable considering the overall
> market for Singers and the current state of the bike, but if I'm wrong
> please let me know.  I would STRONGLY prefer to meet in person
> somewhere in the northeast US (I'm in NYC but I'm willing to drive
> within reasonable difference to meet people partway if serious), but
> we can discuss shipping if need be.  I'm nervous about causing any
> injury to the bike through shipping, hence my reticence, but we can
> work something out if desired.
> I will be at the Westminster, MD swap in a few weeks as well, if a
> meet there would be preferable.
> I leave you with this picture alone for now, and will provide further
> photographs on request.  Please contact me if you feel that I've
> missed any details!
> -s
> --
> ---
> ,+'^'+ sasha eysymontt
>   sashae at gmail dot com -
>        `+,.,+` new york city.

,+'^'+ sasha eysymontt
  sashae at gmail dot com -
       `+,.,+` new york city.