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    Mixte?

    Can someone explain what a Mixte is to me?

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    According to http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_m.html and what I understand:

    "A style of lady's frame in which the "top tube" consists of a pair of small diameter tubes running more-or-less straight from the upper head lug, past the seat tube, and on to the rear fork ends. A mixte frame thus has 3 sets of rear stays, instead of the usual two. A variant on the mixte uses a single, full sized top tube running from the upper head tube to the seat tube, but retains the middle set of stays. A lady's type bike that lacks the middle pair of stays is not a mixte."

    As seen on this '83 Raleigh Clubman:

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