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Old 01-08-13, 05:42 PM   #1
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Any hybrid fit this spec?

Hi all,

We're after a ladies bike with the following spec:

Hub gears
Rigid fork
Dropped top tube/Mixte style frame (NOT a step through)
Hub dynamo
Alloy frame, small (she's 5'1")
Light weight
avaiable in Europe
Does anyone make something that fits this spec, or are we going to have to get a shop to build something up?
The older Stevens City Flyer was her fave but some scrote stole it

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Simon and Anna
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My wife is only 5' 0" and I couldn't find a mass produced "mixte" framed machine. Soma Fabrications makes a "BEAUTIFUL" mixte frameset but you'd have to do your own build up for a complete bike. Good hunting, let us know what you found!
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neither of those has internal hub gears.


these are closer to what he asked for, but don't have the dynamo front hub

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...rk3stepthrough

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...w/11532/55930/
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btw, true mixte frames are generally steel as the thin long diagonals would be too flimsy if they were alloy.
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http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/life...city-sport-13/

Fot the lady silver/light blue
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njsteve: 'hub gear'. 'dynamo front axle'. 'mixte frame'.


bzzzzzzzt! *next?*



however.....

http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/life...-sport-dlx-13/




a LOT closer. Simon/Anna, is that a sufficiently sloping top tube ?
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Pierce is right, here's what I'm thinking of when you say, "Mixte Frame" The the last bike he showed is what I'd call a "Womens Frame", then you go to the u-shaped "Step Thru" frames. The Raleigh sport-dlx-13 sure looks like a sweet machine, jmho.
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Pierce is right, here's what I'm thinking of when you say, "Mixte Frame" The the last bike he showed is what I'd call a "Womens Frame", then you go to the u-shaped "Step Thru" frames. The Raleigh sport-dlx-13 sure looks like a sweet machine, jmho.

I've never seen that Mixte design in anything but steel, and the OP did say aluminum/alloy.

FWIW, that Raleigh Detour City Sport DLX is /not/ marketed as a womans bike, rather its an "urban city/path" bike (whatever *that* means...). I think the styling of that sloped downtube is supposed to evoke 'cruiser' imagery, but it does have geometry somewhat like a Mixte. I didn't notice, but its got one of those awful 'boingy' seat posts, I'd get rid of that ASAP as they tend to wobble side to side, which I find very annoying. Its a Gates Carbon Belt drive, which means its nice and clean, and there's no chain oiling to worry about, but its also an $1100 bike, yeouch!
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Thanks all!

Looks like itīs going to be a Focus Wasgo Nexus:

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Nice! Let us know how she likes the Focus. My lower-end Focus is built very well, save for the cheap 8-speed drivetrain.
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