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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Something to look forward to then!

The mudguards and bag sound great, since this bike came up on here I have been looking in to Alex Singer a bit, he has a fascinating history.

Hope you find some time to fettle soon, I know what it's like!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:27 am 
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Haven't found time to do any work on this but I did manage to find a Gilles Berthoud handlebar bag on eBay at a not too ridiculous price.

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It's a lovely bag and fits the bars very well.

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Have decided to keep the mudguards and just clean them up a bit. Just need to find the time now... :roll:


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I love the lettering on the decals, reminds me of Iron Maiden for some
reason :evil:


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 Post subject: Lovely!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Lovely!
As I said earlier, this one just keeps getting better and better 8)
I'm tempted to ask if the smaller one is still for sale :wink:

Keep 'em coming

Jamie


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Thanks Jamie - the smaller one sold shortly after I bought this one, for not as much. I still wish I'd had the cash at the time to get it and keep them together. I like the sound of "a brace of matching Alex Singers."


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That's really lovely rich. Have you ridden it back to back with your Galaxy yet? Two slightly different but equally great approaches to doing comfy long distances.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:10 am 
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Thanks Goldie - no, I haven't done a proper comparison yet. The only comparison so far is the fit - the Alex Singer feels like (when I'm sat on it in the garage) a perfect fit for me - the Galaxy, which I've ridden round the block) feels ever so slightly too big, but nothing uncomfortable. Both have nice wide tyres and comfy saddles, I suspect the Alex Singer is going to feel a bit twitchier but just as stable as the Galaxy. I have some nice day trips planned so I just need to get both finished. Finding the time is the greatest challenge at the moment... :roll:


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