Alex Singer 650B Randonneuse c.1970
This is a fine example of an Alex Singer 650B Randonneuse constructed by Ernest Czuka in 1970. It has the Singer fillet brazed handlebar stem, internal expander seat post, and front and rear racks. Huret gears, Mafac cantilever brakes, TA triple cycletouriste chainset and lyotard pedals, Singer bottom bracket, internal dynamo wiring, Super Champion rims on Maxicar hubs. It was in one family ownership before I acquired it and the gentleman that it came from also gave me the original Sologne pannier bags, and the petite front bag. Everything works as it should, including the excellent dynamo lighting, and the bike, although not particularly light, rides beautifully. The previous owner, the son of the original owner who ordered the bike from the Singer shop, was a real pleasure to deal with (merci Gerard!) and this is definitely a ‘keeper’…… since it fits me so well, rides great, and the experience of acquiring it was such a joy.
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