always thanks for hosting all the pics on your website. Love browsing
out to see what everyone's riding and displaying. Also, thanks for
hosting my Saluki pics too.
(The second photo of John's Saluki in the
Snow is one of my favorites - ed.)
back when I promised to send you pics of my Alex Singer. Well, in
my slothful way I've finally done it. Here are several to add to
your gallery. Here's a bit of a write up too...
since reading Jan Heine's write up on Alex Singers in a past Rivendell
Reader I've wanted one. As I browsed the web and emailed more with
Jan the flames were just fueled that much more. In 2003 I finally
ordered mine (going through Jan) from M. Csuka and it arrived in
2004, approximately 14 months later.
M. Csuka will build you an Alex Singer with modern components (see
Golden Age of Hand Built Bicycles book for an example) I wanted
a very traditional bike. So, with Jan's help we spec'd such things
as Jubilee derailleurs, Maxi-Car hubs, Mafac brakes...
my Alex Singer, in addition to front and rear racks has detachable
front low riders. I figured they provide me with a bit more functionality
- IÕve yet to use them though (need to buy a nice set of GB panniers).
bike has a very nice ride. Maybe not as "magical" as some
claim but quite lovely, with a lively feel. Also, as expected from
a "constructeur" of randonneur bikes with several decades
of experience the ride is quite comfortable and stable for the long