I'm still trying to find a decent mixte or step-through bike for my wife, preferably in the 25 lb. range, to replace her heavy-as-hell aluminum hybrid (which weighs 40 lbs if it's an ounce). I'm coming up against the paucity of decent bikes in that frame style, at least around here. I just passed on a very pretty Peugeot U0-8 (I think), early version with all steel components which was too heavy, and an '84 Motobecane Super Mirage which would have been great if the fork hadn't been bent. So I saw this one on the 'Bay:
I can't find much real info on the web; the Panasonic Virtual Museum has scans of all the catalogs, but resolution is too low to actually read any of the specs(?!?). Does anybody know this bike? It's right near where I work, the price is right, and if you ignore the grotesquely oversized handlebars (which I'd replace) it looks pretty clean. I'm not sure the seller's estimate of frame size is accurate, though.
Any thoughts, experiences, knowledge about this model? Or should I just keep looking?