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Old 03-13-08, 06:31 AM   #1
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got a frame for my mixte project

Thanks to bigbossman and easthill I'm going to get a super frame for my wifes mixte I'm going to build up. Its a Univega with a not so great paintjob (thats ok) I'm going to powdercoat it. So I'm looking for parts to build it up with. I'd say Shimano mid 80's stuff whould work. It might end up with a mix of shimano and suntour stuff I have laying around. I have a newer 105 FD and a set of NOS front and rear brake calipers from Suntour they are alos NOS and are beautiful. So its gonna be a peach. She wants drop bars so I guess I'm going to go with the same bars I have on my Volare, Nitto randoneurs and the elkhide barwrap although it might not be the same color she is adamant about not using a Brooks so I need advice on a saddle for this build. I'll take suggestions. This bike won't be real flashy my wife likes the understated but classy look (which is why she married me ) Anyway I think this is gonna be a great build and I look forward to showing some pictures as it progresses.
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Thanks to bigbossman and easthill I'm going to get a super frame for my wifes mixte I'm going to build up. Its a Univega with a not so great paintjob (thats ok) I'm going to powdercoat it. So I'm looking for parts to build it up with. I'd say Shimano mid 80's stuff whould work. It might end up with a mix of shimano and suntour stuff I have laying around. I have a newer 105 FD and a set of NOS front and rear brake calipers from Suntour they are alos NOS and are beautiful. So its gonna be a peach. She wants drop bars so I guess I'm going to go with the same bars I have on my Volare, Nitto randoneurs and the elkhide barwrap although it might not be the same color she is adamant about not using a Brooks so I need advice on a saddle for this build. I'll take suggestions. This bike won't be real flashy my wife likes the understated but classy look (which is why she married me ) Anyway I think this is gonna be a great build and I look forward to showing some pictures as it progresses.
If she doesn't want a Brooks, then my personal recommendation would be a Specialized BG Dolce saddle.

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If she doesn't want a Brooks, then my personal recommendation would be a Specialized BG Dolce saddle.

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I've got an "as-new" pink Nashbar women's saddle that my daughter didn't like......
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BBM: My wife made it clear that there was to be no pink on this bike so thats out. EH I'll look into the Specialized. I now have a use for that set of 27" wheelset I bought for the Pug a while back they will be great for this project
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I've got an "as-new" pink Nashbar women's saddle that my daughter didn't like......
Do I have anything pink? Oh, of course I do!

I may have some interest in that myself...unless you foist it off on someone before I get down there .

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