Alex Singer Book (Japanese)
From 1938 until today, Cycles Alex Singer has made some of the most wonderful bicycles ever made. Alex Singers have been appreciated especially by Japanese cyclists. This new hardcover book celebrates Cycles Alex Singer, seen through a Japanese lens.
On 168 pages, the books shows studio photographs of 44 stunning Alex Singer bicycles. The highlight is the machine that won the 1946 Concours de Machines technical trials, probably was the lightest ‘real-world’ bike ever built. Detail photos show how every part was modified to save weight. Even the pedal bodies were cut away, exposing the spindle and bearings.
Renovating this bike was Ernest Csuka’s last project before he died in late 2009. This book is an homage to this builder, who was the soul of Cycles Alex Singer for half a century. Between the studio photos of the bicycles are historic photos of Alex Singer bicycles in action and wonderfully evocative views of Ernest Csuka in his shop.
Note: This book is out of print. A few copies remain, but they got damaged in shipping – bumped corners and slight tears in the dust jackets. This is your last chance to get a copy of this evocative book.
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