Vic just had the opportunity to restore this Alex Singer bicycle for a local client.
Alex Singer, who along with Rene Herse, are two of the most revered bicycle frame builders of the modern age, generated a worldwide cult status following which escalated the resale value for collectors.
Their bikes are sought after by participants of endurance brevet cycling events, especially Paris-Brest-Paris.
Cycles Alex Singer was one of France’s leading frame building shops, located in Levallois Perret, France. Ernest Csuka started working for his uncle Alex in 1944, when he was 16 years old. Alex had only been making bikes for six years. Today, the bikes are made by Ernest Csuka’s son, Olivier, still at the original shop in France.
They are wonderfully elaborate machines still named for the French artisan builder Alex Singer. Numerous innovations include the elegant handmade stem with hidden binder, and the matching internal expander seatpost, handmade braze-ons recessed into the chainstays, and handmade racks.
Alex Singers are legendary bikes that any cyclist can marvel at, and Vic was very honored to have had that opportunity.