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 <email@example.com> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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!
> ,+'^'+ sasha eysymontt
> sashae at gmail dot com - http://subtle.org/
> `+,.,+` new york city.
,+'^'+ sasha eysymontt
sashae at gmail dot com - http://subtle.org/
`+,.,+` new york city.