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    Ride heavy metal. Maddox's Avatar
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    What NOT to do if you don't like your Mixte:

    This just popped up on my local Craigs. At first glance it looked normal...then I saw the double top tubes...then I realized...

    Take a look:


    Vintage 1970's Peugeot Mens 10 Speed Lightweight - $70 (Chandler)
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/2066643785.html

    Date: 2010-11-18, 10:30AM MST
    Reply to: sale-tsgcq-2066643785@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    Vintage Mens Peugeot Super Lightweight modified 10 Speed bicycle. This bike has had a frame modification and weights around 30 pounds. It is mostly all original and is lightning fast and super strong. These were Top of the line bicycles in the 70's and this one is a true survivor. The frame was cut and modified for less weight a long time ago and I have been riding this for about a month and have been having a ball with it ! If you want a Strong and Fast Vintage bike for a great price please come take a look.....We are located close to Chandler and Cooper in Chandler













    Looks really "STRONG" don't it?


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    Hmmm, wonder why there aren't any close-ups of the "modified" spots??

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    first I saw this and was like "Hey thats kinda cool"


    then I saw this and actually said out loud "Oh Dear"




    and these were "top of the line" eh?
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    We need a name of the perpetrator, so we can assign a descriptive term like "Drew"

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    Drewfus.

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    Ride heavy metal. Maddox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    Drewfus.
    Seconded.

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    Oh my God!
    Surely this deserves some sort of prize.
    "Most creatively mangled frame?"

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    Freakin idiot. Really worse than a drew, as most drews can be worked around: claw derailleur hangers, clamp on cable guides, etc. This bike has been destroyed. Too bad, as around here I can get a 50% premium on a Peugeot mixte over a regular Peugeot racing bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Too bad, as around here I can get a 50% premium on a Peugeot mixte over a regular Peugeot racing bike.
    You need to learn to do the opposite of this

    I don't want to see the seat lug cluster.
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    This is the most epic kind of awful. I hope he also drilled 1/4" speed holes all throughout the stays for more weight reduction.

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    Ride heavy metal. Maddox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloria View Post
    Oh my God!
    Surely this deserves some sort of prize.
    "Most creatively mangled frame?"
    My bet is it was a man who thought a Mixte was for a lady. I think you have blog fodder here.

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    I had a nice tandem for a little while that was in great shape. However, someone had sawed out the stoker's top tube to give more standover. You guess it... worthless.
    "Winning is the best deodorant. Someone can look at your bike and say it stinks, but if you win with it, suddenly it's okay." - Jim Busby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
    My bet is it was a man who thought a Mixte was for a lady. I think you have blog fodder here.
    Nah, I don't like to make fun of people or to show ugly bikes.
    But someone should forward it to Bike Snob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Too bad, as around here I can get a 50% premium on a Peugeot mixte over a regular Peugeot racing bike.
    I believe you. I was selling one of my mixtes earlier this year and ended up shipping it to someone on the West Coast who was prepared to pay extra because they had a shortage of vintage mixtes.

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    I have a bike that was actually built with twin top tubes. Quite handsome, actually. This though...
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Oh that poor bike.

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    i'm more curious about who drewfussed the bike. If it's the owner, that's a pretty brave (and dumb) owner, but if it's a bike shop or mechanic...that's like a doctor prescribing heroin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashuaigeh View Post
    i'm more curious about who drewfussed the bike. If it's the owner, that's a pretty brave (and dumb) owner, but if it's a bike shop or mechanic...that's like a doctor prescribing heroin.
    I'm curious too, but it must be the owner because I can't imagine any bike shop or bike mechanic ruining a frame so thoroughly on purpose.

    Maybe someone should contact the seller to do some recon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainstreetexile View Post
    I'm curious too, but it must be the owner because I can't imagine any bike shop or bike mechanic ruining a frame so thoroughly on purpose.

    Maybe someone should contact the seller to do some recon?
    Haha, feels like we'd be running an undercover sting operation. I'm willing to bet the owner may work with metal, but not bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
    The frame was cut and modified for less weight a long time ago and I have been riding this for about a month and have been having a ball with it !
    Sounds like they bought it this way and it was the previous owner that did it.

    I wonder if the seatpost moves.

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    Welcome to the shallow end of the gene pool

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    I think the forks might be bent....

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    Front quick release is on the wrong side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    Drewfus.
    Drewfus?

    Wouldn't that be a rather contrary twist of the term, considering the legacy of Henry Dreyfuss?

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