Anyone who's been around bicycles for a while has most likely heard the name Alex Singer (ˈsɪŋə(r)). Talk of a visit to his shop on the edge of Paris or recounting a sighting of a Singer in the wild are usually conducted with a mix of seriousness and awe. Simply put, Cycles Alex Singer produces the finest two-wheeled vehicles in the world.
This handsome hardcover book features great studio photographs of 44 of those bikes.
From the publisher: Most of the bikes featured were built during the last two decades for Japanese customers. At first sight, they look like historic machines from the 1940s and 1950s because they are outfitted with classic components like Cyclo derailleurs, Stronglight cranks and Maxi-Car hubs. Only some details of the frame construction give away their recent age.
Reprints of Alex Singer catalogues with their artful Daniel Rebour drawings complete this book. The text is in Japanese, but a (sometimes rough) English translation of a few chapters is included with the book.
Hardcover | 168 pages | 9.25" x 12" | Color photography throughout | Japanese text