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Old 04-20-19, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
Words to live by, a Singer is always going to be worth the trouble.

I saw that listing on evilbay. It's a beautiful bike and an ok price. It's likely someone at least mildly affiliated with the shop, because it's located in Levallois. I know beggars can't be choosers, but somehow putting campy/Cinelli on it and not having brazed-on Mafacs for brakes just seems ...wrong. The craftsmanship is virtuosic, but it's too Italian for me and wouldn't be easily adapted to French components because of the non-brazed-on brakes.
Singer and Herse built typical racing bikes too, not just randonneurs. I doubt those bikes are really worth as much as the randonneurs, but what do I know? It's still a beautiful bike.
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