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Old 09-27-12, 07:59 PM   #1
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The Mixte Lives!

Certainly not a classic but this 70's Niko Mixte is a diamond in the rough. The frame is lugged and made by the same manufacturer that made the old Centurion brand bikes. The components are a mix of Suntour shifters and derailleurs, Dia Compe brakes and Sugino crankset;it is also spec'd for 700c wheels. I was surprised to find that including pedals and kick stand it only weighs 26.5 lbs! Anyway it still needs some spiffing up and possible some panniers if the wife likes the ride; there is also a different seat in the mail. The first picture is the condition of the find and the the second as it currently sits..It is difficult to see but the entire bike was disassembled, parts cleaned (some polished) mostly with a wire brush on a Dremel tool) and greased; all new cables (I used the old housing because they match so well) and few new or "new to me" parts. It actually rides fairly nice.



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You sure that was spec'd for 700c? Those shoes seem to be at their lower limit...

Just poking at you...

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Whatsamatta!!! you couldn't find a pink saddle?

Looks great.
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Whatsamatta!!! you couldn't find a pink saddle?

Looks great.
The seat was not pink it's mauve! The picture of the saddle below is what I picked out. It's not "mauve" (I'm really glad the frame it not my size. It would have needed a complete re-paint) but I like how it will look on the bike.


BTW, I did have a problem when R&R the rear wheel so I removed the washers and filed off about .75 mm so the shoulder of the bolt extends out the other side a very small amount Now the derailleur swings up with a little effort after the upper pivot bolt is tightened down. I still not sure if it was designed that the pivot bolt would need to be loosen to remove a tire..
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You sure that was spec'd for 700c? Those shoes seem to be at their lower limit...

Just poking at you...

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