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Old 12-31-12, 12:17 PM   #1
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Looking for a step through road bike frame

Due to MS, I want to adapt a step through road bike frame that I can set up with a bionX pedal assist, but I just
can't seem to find a quality lightweight frame. I'm looking for a road frame with drop handlebars.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-31-12, 01:21 PM   #2
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There have been many step throughs or mixtes made during the 1970s that are still available on the used market. Some (but not many) have used quality/light tubing and better grade components. It's not hard for a builder to recreate such in new and sized to fit you, either. Andy.
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Specialized makes a mixte with various component levels.
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Due to MS, I want to adapt a step through road bike frame that I can set up with a bionX pedal assist, but I just can't seem to find a quality lightweight frame. I'm looking for a road frame with drop handlebars. Any suggestions?
I hit www.amazon.com, selected the outdoors menu and the cycling submenu. Then entered "mixte"

This yielded two off the shelf frames that should be examples close to what you are looking for. Both are butted 4130 based and follow the classic design for a step though mixte:

http://www.amazon.com/ORIGIN8-FRAME-...keywords=mixte

http://www.amazon.com/ORIGIN8-FRAME-...keywords=mixte

For a more detailed view, recommend looking at the top of the framebuilders forum for the threads relating to "show us you builds", etc., as one of those has a detailed file-stroke by file-stroke build up of a mixte frame that show an incredibly skilled approach.

Hope this helps. If you have more detail on the specific technical requirements

/Kerry
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