Re: [CR] Alex Singer ladies on ebay


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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 10:31:26 -0800
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <972076.47116.qm@web26603.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Alex Singer ladies on ebay


> As Norris points out, this is a bog standard bike > with Alex Singer paint. > > Alex Singer never made this frame, it would be > a bike belonging to a good customer's wife > or daughter, that needed a repaint at the same > time as a genuine Singer, and AS did the job. > > He had no conception that years later someone > might consider this an example > of his workmanship... It so obviously isn't.. > The giveaway would be that > this bike is without serial number. > > But this is of course totally irrelevant as to the > merits of a Singer bicycle.... > > I wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole, > whoever bid 200 euros in my opinion > was misinformed and maybe hoping to sell it > for a profit after seeing > the price of AS on eBay. Looks like he might > get his fingers burnt.

OK - that's all well understood. And it leads me to this...

Do any of you recall the "Alex Singer" child's bicycle that was sold on eBay a couple of years ago? Perhaps one of you saved the photos. That was the little bike with 12 inch wheels and white tires; and its construction style was reminiscent of this lady's bicycle.

Was that child's bicycle actually built at Singer's shop, or was it actually built elsewhere and merely painted by at Singer's?
      Best regards,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)