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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

    Thanks
    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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    Last edited by hybridbkrdr; 01-08-13 at 05:33 PM.
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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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    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" soma_buenavista_gold_rrvu_plusfork_800.jpg 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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    Quote Originally Posted by bjjoondo View Post
    Pierce is right, here's what I'm thinking of when you say, "Mixte Frame" soma_buenavista_gold_rrvu_plusfork_800.jpg 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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