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Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

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Old 12-08-13, 11:12 PM   #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.



What do you guys n gals think?
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Old 12-11-13, 08:52 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-16-13, 03:39 PM   #3
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Made several pick ups since posting, with no issues....
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Old 12-20-13, 11:37 AM   #4
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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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Old 12-20-13, 01:37 PM   #5
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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.

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