For me it was my 1972 Alex Singer, a black one. Stolen in '77. There were other bikes nearly as cool but this one is the ultimate for me. I too am now fortunate to own another instance of my personal "grail", in this case a Singer, black, full dresser, better than the original one, purchased from another list member.
================================================ Mark Petry 206 618 9642 mailto:email@example.com Beautiful Bainbridge Island ================================================ Most of american life is spent driving somewhere and then coming home, wondering why the hell you went.
John Updike, "Rabbit at Rest"
What bike is the bike that created the passion you have with vintage bikes. What made it the bike that stirred you to follow the quest? For me it was when I was in Neuchatel Switzerland in 1976. I saw a very ancient Allegro that had parts I had never seen, patina against a back drop of the alps while I was on a solo tour. I am now fotunate to own a 1939 Allegro that looked just like that bike. That started the slow burn. What was yours? Craig Griffith