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  1. #1
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    My "new to me" 70s KHS Gran Sport mixte

    Picked up this 48cm frame mixte to use as a towing rig (I use a trail gator to tow my daughter's 20" wheeled bike) to replace the towing duties of my street tire equipped MTB. Got it for $40 from craigslist.......swapped out the bars to risers, longer seatpost and 700c wheels (parts I had lying around).

    Planned use after my daughter outgrows the need for the bar-which means i can't ride from my house (towing it behind me, unoccupied to get her) is probably going to be a grocery getter...rear rack, panniers or folding baskets.

    before.jpgafter01.jpg

    What do you guys n gals think?

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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    I think you got a bike that is up to the tasks at hand. Good luck, and please post your progess.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

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    Made several pick ups since posting, with no issues....

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    Senior Member rdlange's Avatar
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    I think a mixte makes a great utility bike. Of course that's what I use mine for. Kept 27" wheels. Just got some Club Roost Terra tires for it. Now I need a front rack. Happy holidays.

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Nice ride KHS was good stuff back then. I love that style of mixte, just wish I could find one in a very large size.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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