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Old 07-27-09, 12:15 PM   #1
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My ride and darn proud of it!!!

Here's my ride. Some of you with fancy bikes might be scared of my bike. It's at least or around 35 years young. It's a Peugeot "I don'tknow what" that i got at the bike collective I'm always talking about. I love it!!!! It rides like a dream. I think I posted someplace else what all I have done to it. If anybody wants a retelling I'll be glad to accomodate. (Historian--I know you are a ******* jack speller and general smart guy--did I spell accomodate right? I can't find my dictionary. ) So, I am just so proud of my bike I wanted to share it with this great forum and all you wonderful posters. I want to put cyclocross tires on it--which I will do sometime in the future. My partner has a mountain bike as I have shared and it would be fun for us to be able to go "off road" together.
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Old 07-27-09, 01:06 PM   #2
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If you want to know more about your bike, I'm sure the folks on the Classic&Vintage (C&V) board could provide some insight on where to find more info.
Personally, I thinks she's a beauty -- classic lugged frame. I've she could talk, Oh I'm sure she could tell some stories......

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Old 07-27-09, 01:16 PM   #3
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A mixte! Very cool.
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Old 07-27-09, 01:29 PM   #4
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nice mixte! i love me some old bikes, she's a beaut also. my friend rides a near identical bike
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Old 07-27-09, 02:03 PM   #5
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Mixtes are so sexy!
Ride....ride like the wind!!!
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Old 07-27-09, 02:08 PM   #6
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I'm darn proud that you not only found it but shared it with us. A classy bike indeed.
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Old 07-27-09, 02:24 PM   #7
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Old 07-27-09, 02:44 PM   #8
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Nice mixte. Is it 27 inch or 700 c?

I'm no expert but you might have trouble finding cyclocross tires for a 27 inch wheel bike. However, if your brakes will reach you might be able to put on some 700c rims in which case you will be golden.
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Old 07-27-09, 03:00 PM   #10
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I like it too. Old bikes are cool.
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Old 07-27-09, 07:26 PM   #11
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Nice Mixte. Those were huge with the touring crowd because when loaded with full packs you could step over the frame rather than the seat. I'd love to find one for a reasonable price around here. (If my wife would let me add another bike to the garage)
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Old 07-27-09, 07:41 PM   #12
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I like the look of the old mixte. Nice bike to ride. New is nice but I like riding my 85 Raleigh as much as my Specialized . Go to C & V and they can tell you all about it.
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Awesome. Will you marry me? (Pay no attention to the wife behind the curtain )
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Old 07-27-09, 09:06 PM   #14
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I'd propose if I weren't already courting Ms. Bumble.
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Old 07-27-09, 10:22 PM   #15
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Historian,
You and Doohickie can both be my biking husband. I'm sure Doohickie's wife and Ms Bumble won't mind.
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That's a good looking bike! I think you're in for some great bike rides.
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ooh, pretty!
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A very nice looking bike!!! I like the baskets - you can put a lot of stuff in there..... You can borrow The Historian
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Old 07-28-09, 06:11 AM   #20
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If you have 27 inch wheels, you can use these Cyclocross tires: http://www.bicycletires.com/pkekrt/k...sscyklo/pp.htm

or if you have 700c wheels: http://www.bicycletires.com/pkekwi/k...locross/pp.htm
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Old 07-28-09, 08:51 AM   #21
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Ok, Miss B, we'll share the Historian That sounds like a plan!!
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Old 07-28-09, 08:53 AM   #22
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Old 07-28-09, 09:19 AM   #23
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AWESOME! OK, OK, I'm a bit biased when it comes to vintage bikes, but still, that is one sweet mixte.

I have those exact same baskets that I'm going to put on my StephenH tribute Worksman. If only I could ride it like he does his
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Old 07-31-09, 08:42 PM   #24
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Vintage ride!!! NICE!
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