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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.
    Please put your location in your profile. It makes things so much more interesting.

    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!"
    _Nicodemus

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    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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