So my husband and I are planning to do some weekend-long to week-long bike trips (some B&Bs, some camping, 30-60mi a day). I've got a predisposition towards the more vintage bikes, but of course I also have some short legs, and apparently the 60cm+ frame size was the cat's meow back in the 70/80s. Something I've seen a few times in my recent prowlings of craigslist and eBay is the mixte.
Will a mixte handle the luggage for lighter/shorter trips? Are there any particular models that allow for better long-distance positioning?
When I'm not using my future touring bike, I plan to commute ~20mi each way a few times a week. I'd like to find something that's a bit quicker than my 3spd Rudge. Would I be disappointed with a mixte?