I am starting this thread to shamelessly show off my custom mixte. The frame was built by Royal H. Cycles in Somerville, MA using both new and NOS lugs and tubing. I have a very detailed review of this bicycle here if you are interested, but I will add a few more tidbits of info to go with the pictures.
The bicycle was inspired by early Rene Herse mixtes, and I played an active role in what the frame looks like. The builder's studio is close to where I live and he is a very nice guy, so I was able to go there and have a look at all the lugs and tubing and braze-ons as they were being selected and put together - it was fantastic.
Some of the lugs and tubing were NOS. For instance, the mixte headtube lugs are no longer made, so we were lucky to find vintage ones.
One very unusual thing the framebuilder did is shown here. As far as we know, no other mixte with this construction exists. Can you tell?
The framebuilder also suggested the "bullet" style capped stays, which I find oddly fitting with the overall feel of the bike.
Custom color liquid paint by Circle A in Providence, RI. The frame colour is like a dusty seafoam green. The lug outlining and insignia are a coppery-gold. And yes, the cable housing is gold (Jagwire "Gold Medal").
Everything interacts beautifully.
Braze-ons for everything imaginable, as well as routing for the headlight on the inside of the fork.
I have the build description here, and let's just say it's VO-heavy - except for the crankset, which is Sugino Alpina.
But okay, I better stop now! I am only allowed 10 images in a post apparently. What do you think, is it C&V enough? I did not want to make it overly "vintagey", so it does have quite a few modern touches. But overall, people still mistake it for a vintage constructeur at first glance!