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Old 11-22-19, 01:39 AM
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WTB Mixte frame or complete bike

I am looking to get a bike together for my mother. She is around 5'2 and my spending limit is about $300. I am located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and please, no gas pipe.
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Old 11-22-19, 02:32 AM
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I am looking to get a bike together for my mother. She is around 5'2 and my spending limit is about $300. I am located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and please, no gas pipe.
You'll want to temper your ask, no gas pipe doesn't come along in these in the right size all that often at this pricepoint, you have to be patient and diligent.

Centurion's, Fuji, Panasonic and many others did make fine examples with good Chr Mo but again, they don't present themselves on demand for bargain prices.
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Totally agree with @merziac ‘s assessment.

Not sure about stove pipe percentage, but here’s one I saw recently: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...995665789.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_...S_1200x900.jpg
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And another: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...013686354.html

One more in your backyard, but falls outside your price range. Looks like seller has put in tons of upgrades (cyclone derailleurs, brooks saddle, etc): https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bi...998807138.html

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Old 11-22-19, 09:30 AM
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I have one of these light blue Peugeot Marseilles mixte frame/fork/BB sitting in my attic right now: https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Broch...0Page%2012.jpg

(See the top-right sky blue bike).

I was saving it for a friend's wife, but after asking them where they want to go with it for the last four years and getting "we're not ready", I'm tired of holding it. I'm willing to get rid of it cheap. $40 + ship, maybe?

It's an '88 or '89 as I recall. Made in Canada. Not sure if HLE tubing fits under "gas pipe" for you, though. can take more pics when I get home if you need/want. Oh, and this is post-1985 so it's all ISO/std thread everything.
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Old 11-22-19, 11:17 AM
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Francophile's bike sounds like a great deal that you'd be hard pressed to beat. From what I have read the HLE falls somewhere between 103 and 501 so not bad at all IMHO.

With the forged dropouts the Marseilles sounds like a nice frame. I would think the components you use for your build are more likely to dictate your overall weight than the frame.
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
I have one of these light blue Peugeot Marseilles mixte frame/fork/BB sitting in my attic right now: https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Broch...0Page%2012.jpg

(See the top-right sky blue bike).

I was saving it for a friend's wife, but after asking them where they want to go with it for the last four years and getting "we're not ready", I'm tired of holding it. I'm willing to get rid of it cheap. $40 + ship, maybe?

It's an '88 or '89 as I recall. Made in Canada. Not sure if HLE tubing fits under "gas pipe" for you, though. can take more pics when I get home if you need/want. Oh, and this is post-1985 so it's all ISO/std thread everything.
Deal of the day right there.

Size?

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Just selling for what I paid, try to do that on BF when I can reasonably afford to. Thing is, it'll cost another $25-40 to ship depending on where OP is and cost me 20-30 minutes of packing and packing supplies. So whether it's a deal or not is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. Definitely not doing myself any favors

I'll take some pics when I get home in an hour or so.
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All of these are exactly what you will normally find and well priced aside from the Peugeot in Dallas, they are also just fine quality wise regardless of claws and tubing.

Mixte's in general often seem to be nicer despite their station imho.

Curious as to what "forged style dropouts" are exactly on the Peugeot. The Moto is clawless as well, always a good thing.
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Not forged. Definitely stamped DO.

It has its share of issues. It's definitely not a spendy frame. Has a rust spot that needs some dealing under BB shell. Once had a clamp-on kickstand, and rubouts, impact from that. The grey spot on in the 2nd pic, looks like it took a caliper hit there, there's a small almost imperceptible dimple.

This is definitely a $30-40 frame IMO, and most of that value is in the headset and the BB I'll be throwing in. If it weren't for the fact I'll be buying foam and other misc packing supplies, I'd sell it for $20. The BB cups were shot, hence why nothing is in it. I can toss in a sealed Shimano unit if OP wants.

These are the pics I had laying around. I think they show condition, but I can take more if needed.







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Interesting, pics in the brochure look like no claw from here which of course doesn't mean forged.
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I've mentioned this elsewhere but I built a Chiorda mixte (Berceau, if you wanna get technical) into an MTB back in the early '80s for my then-girlfriend. It was a run-of-the-mill Euro road bike; high tensile tubing and basic parts, much like the Peugeot mentioned above. It's for sale if you want to find the ad: The wife sez, "Sell my bikes." It's hella cute and reasonably priced. Show the pic to your mom and tell her she'll be the only kid on the block with one of these. If her name happens to be Ramona she must buy it.

The wife sez, "Sell my bikes."



Paint and some brazing by Marinoni (including that derailleur hanger, onto the stamped dropout) and I still have the original fork, also pink, so you could 27ize it again.

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