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    Unidentified Mixte - Help Needed

    Hello to All,

    My name is John, live in Australia and i am new on here....new 2 this in general.

    Being bored i thought i would revisit my youth and restore a bike so i purchased the 1st relic i saw on ebay last week for $30. The unidentified Mixte.
    It came complete with a silver hand brush paint job, thus leaving no indication of brand/decal etc making this a mystery for me.

    Component features (original ?) include -
    alloy cranks - sq taper bottom bracket (japan bearing cups)
    alloy weimann brake ass.
    alloy wheels - front = command hub , rear = sachs orbit 2 speed hub with 6 cog cassette
    sachs stem mounted shifters

    The main identifying points are -
    *Serial number stamped onto nicely crafted rear brake bridge plate which also mounts rear basket
    *Left rear stay has keyed spoke / wheel lock welded to frame
    *Brazed frame lugs
    I have included some pics of the bike before and after, although the restoration isnt finished any comments or advice would be much appreciated.

    I would like to thank you all in advance for your time in reading my post or for any help/advice you may have.
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    I've seen more of the curved top tube mixtes coming from France. It's not much help, I know.

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    I saw mixte's like that in the Netherlands. The bent top tube and the chainguard look mighty familiar. It looks somewhat like a Gazelle or Bianchi, but the top tubes on those attach onto the seatstays rather than onto the dropout. The lugs are wrong for a Puegeot.

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    Can't say what it is, but beautiful restoration.

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    Hi to all and thanks again for your time and replies. Its make/brand certainly is a mystery but i must find out in order to finish the frame with correct type decals.

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    Sort of looks like this old Chiorda I built up for a lady a while ago...


    Other than that about the only other curved down tube Mixte I have run across would have been an old French Monfor that I sent to a new home years ago...

    MonforMixte_Full_TQR_1.jpg MonforMixte_Full_Side_2.jpg
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