Really nice work Oggy! (My favorite French color too!)
Very pleased with it. Shifts very nicely and the ride position is very comfortable. The braking is wobbly/bumpy due to those premo Rigida patterned chrome rims but it's ok. The Stronglight crank came from my UO10 road bike. The bars are VO mounted to an old SR stem that was sanded down to fit the french steer tube. The dynamo lights work well and I'm considering upgrading the headlight to an LED. Although, this one works nicely as it is. Saddle came from Vic's Classic Bikes (look it up) in Louisville, KY and the old stock Suntour Derailleurs came from the Colonel himself.
I really like the look of this bike ... this is my first Mixte to own or ride and I think it's a keeper for sure.
Looks great! Switching the steel rims out is a quick fix, biggest expense would probably be spokes and wheelbuilding since you can get a decent rim for around $40.
Nicely done, and good looking finished product.
PS Are those the VO Porteur bars?
Love those Porteur bars on a mixte bike. Perfect.
I built up a Peugeot Iseran mixte for my girlfriend. I didn't have any wheels when I got it, so put some 700c wheels on it. The Mafac brakes work fine with them, also put on riser bars.
Just beautiful... my wife has a UE18 Supersport that she loves.
Very nice build. Must ride quite nicely.
Did I miss the detail? What size is that frame?
1959 Hilton Wrigley Connoisseur (still my favorite!)
1963 Hetchins Mountain King (the gravel grinder)
1971 Gitane Tour de France (The War Horse)
1971 Gitane Super Corsa (The Garage Queen)
1980 Ritchey Touring (The Grail Bike)
1984 Tom Ritchey Team Competition (NOS show bike)
(replacing the stolen 1981 Tom Ritchey Everest custom)
The Stronglight chainset looks great, as do the Porteur bars. Are the grips cork or leather?
I am envious. Very delicious. I wanted to built one for my wife, but she said that she would refuse to ride it. She prefers her 50 pound "mama-chari" shopping iron.
Me: I've learned a lot about cycling by my mistakes, and I can repeat them perfectly! My Bikes: Vitus-979, Simplon-4-Star, Gazelle-AB, Woodrup
It looks fantastic!