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Old 07-28-08, 08:56 AM   #1
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Alex Singer info needed....

My neighbor supposedly has a Singer for sale but its been repainted and has no decals. I've done the appropriate 'searches' and think I have a general idea of what to look for as far as 'Singer' identifiers.

Does anyone know Singers serial number format and location. I did find a picture on CR with a fork end # number location. Anything else I should look for?

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Jim,

I'd contact Jan H. (publishes Bicycle Quarterly) on CR list. He or Alexander M (also on CR list)
seem to be the Singer aficionados.

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Jim,

I'd contact Jan H. (publishes Bicycle Quarterly) on CR list. He or Alexander M (also on CR list)
seem to be the Singer aficionados.

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Marty,

Thanks for the info.. I'm out of luck, he sold it. Why couldnt he have waited until I got out of work at noon?

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Thanks for the info.. I'm out of luck, he sold it. Why couldnt he have waited until I got out of work at noon?
Just consider him no longer your neighbor.

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yah just wait for the CR list post of the great deal someone got on a Singer. . .
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Or perhaps more satisfying, that the someone who got there first bought what they thought was an Alex Singer without decals or identifying marks - but that turned out instead to be a repainted Alec Sanger, a little-known Lichtensteiner bike made entirely of Estonian gaspipe stuffed with eiderdown, early 60s Bulgarian components carved from the smelted razor blades of the kommisariat and a wheelset taken from the dray rig of a Latvian milkman.

Might help miamijim ease the pain to think of it that way.
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yah just wait for the CR list post of the great deal someone got on a Singer. . .
Only if its Jerry Moos. Or, P.C. Kohler (sp?) been so long I don't even remember how to spell his name.

Or, no self congrats, just an offer to sell for nice money by someone.
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More likely is that the frameset only will soon be up on eBay by one of the CR crew who shall remain nameless (with the components gradually parted out over time, too).

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I hear where you guys are coming from. He sold if for $500. It had Campy derailleurs and shift levers, Phill Wood hubs and pedals, and Stronglight light cranks.

I was ready.........


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I hear where you guys are coming from. He sold if for $500. It had Campy derailleurs and shift levers, Phill Wood hubs and pedals, and Stronglight light cranks.

I was ready.........

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Yikes! Someone got one heck of a deal (assuming it really was a Singer).

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I have had one for 38yrs, but, have seen few others. The ser# on the left rear dropout.
Lugs.
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons003.jpg

Fork crown stamped A. Singer
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons002.jpg

Under BB cable guides, on this model,1970. http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons004.jpg

Brazing, dropouts,
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons005.jpg

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I have had one for 38yrs, but, have seen few others. The ser# on the left rear dropout.
Lugs.
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons003.jpg

Fork crown stamped A. Singer
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons002.jpg

Under BB cable guides, on this model,1970. http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons004.jpg

Brazing, dropouts,
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...razeons005.jpg

Good luck!

Beautiful bike!!! also beautiful tele, you must be a fan of keef, also I dig the Hiwatt. we have similar tastes.
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Well, I cant play good so I play loud! My favorite Tele is the 68 with the Bassman amp in the photos.

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This was a recent ebay Singer, Lugs are not quite like earlier bikes, but interesting anyway.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Alex-Singer-1984...QQcmdZViewItem

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Well, I cant play good so I play loud! My favorite Tele is the 68 with the Bassman amp in the photos.

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yea I'm with you on that one. I use to have a '57 reissue tele that was just a perfect guitar, ended up selling it and buying a '65 mosrite reissue which is my new fav(though i still mess the Tele). My favorite amp is my Vox AC-30 that I built, Plenty loud. now I gotta work on getting an Alex Singer(maybe in my next life). btw I'm currently building a tweed bandmaster with 1 X 15" JBL, it's gonna be loud and clear.
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This was a recent ebay Singer, Lugs are not quite like earlier bikes, but interesting anyway.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Alex-Singer-1984...QQcmdZViewItem
Hope I don't offend any Singer fans by saying so, but the application of silver solder around the dropout/stay joint is not as pretty (pathetic, in my opinion) as I've seen on other Singers - same for the transition between dropout and stay. Seen better jobs then this.



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singers on the CR site: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Singer_home.htm
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