Old 09-10-06, 08:40 AM
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Location: Indianapolis
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Bikes: 1993 Bridgestone XO-3, 1981 Trek 613, 1988 Fisher Montare, 1986 Univega Alpina Uno, 2010 Surly Long Haul trucker, 2004 Rivendell Quickbeam. 1970s Gitane Mixtie (60cm), 1994 Diamond Back Axis TT

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I built this up last winter for my wife. It is the only picture I have right now but since then it has a nitto rear rack and SKS silver finders are next (I bought a set of dimpled Honjo fenders for it but the dedicated long single speed dropouts made it pretty impossible to set up, DAMN!).

She loves it, it has given her the gift of cycling because now she rides almost every day. Kogswell doesn't make them any more, and he gave me a good price on the frame, wheels (with his beautiful single speed rear hub), and the long reach double pivot brakes. He is an excellent guy and everyone should look at his stuff before buying any new bike/frame.

It seemed crazy to build a mixte at this $ level but now I wish there were some options for me. Other than a $3000 rivendell what does a 60cm rider do when he wants a mixte for his very self! Glad to see all the fancy mixties out there keep them coming. I'm building Kristin a geared road mixte this winter so we can take on the hills of southern Indiana next summer!


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