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Old 02-02-22, 09:17 AM
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Starnord Mixte

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Forgot to post this restoration (because done it before found this forum).
Actually this was my 1st ever restoration.












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Old 02-02-22, 09:17 AM
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Old 02-02-22, 09:21 AM
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Actually only tyres are new - rest (even chain and light bulbs)are original.
This was my last year present to my wife for Valentine's Day.
I Know it's not racing bike, but I like it so much. It rides very nice too.

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Old 02-02-22, 09:25 AM
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Looks Great!!
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That looks fantastic! Love the curvy tubes on that frame.
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Old 02-02-22, 10:41 AM
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I like that mixte.

Very practical build.
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Old 02-02-22, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Spellscape View Post
Actually only tyres are new - rest (even chain and light bulbs)are original.
This was my last year present to my wife for Valentine's Day.
I Know it's not racing bike, but I like it so much. It rides very nice too.
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I like that mixte.

Very practical build.
So as per usual, I will chime in to reiterate.

This is not technically a "mixte".

Nor is/are they technically women/girls bikes.

Mixte literally translates to universal, they were originally a working bike for all, man, woman, butcher, baker, candlestick maker, etc, etc.

And as already said, very cool, nice bike, great job.


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Old 02-02-22, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
So as per usual, I will chime in to reiterate.
This is not technically a "mixte".
You are correct, technically I stand corrected.
mea culpa
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
You are correct, technically I stand corrected.
mea culpa
No worries, really for the unknowing or confused (as I am most of the time).
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Old 02-02-22, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
So as per usual, I will chime in to reiterate.

This is not technically a "mixte".

Nor is/are they technically women/girls bikes.

Mixte literally translates to universal, they were originally a working bike for all, man, woman, butcher, baker, candlestick maker, etc, etc.

And as already said, very cool, nice bike, great job.


I want that as a poster!!
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Old 02-02-22, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
You are correct, technically I stand corrected.
mea culpa
I call this style a mixte as well. A mixte with twin laterals and curved tubes for a lower step-through height. And that is because I cannot remember the name of the proper name for it. I got @Marziac chart pictured in my head but remembering the names of the different styles, I haven't been able to do.

Nice restoration, @Spellscape . Definitely worthy. I like this style with the low step over and the curvy twin laterals. I hope your wife loves it and appreciates the effort you put into it. It looks all original from the handlebars to the rack. Is that a Huret derailleur? I had never heard of Nordstar, however, that doesn't take anything away from the bike. There were lots of French bike brands in the '70's.

'70's French bikes are some of our favorites. And some of us really like mixte's. So, you are hitting the right audience.

That looks like the original generator and lights. French bike component makers were early adopters of plastic. Some things worked well in plastic, others needed more more development before plastic became acceptable, like derailleurs. It looks like you used speaker wire for the wiring. Good idea. Are you running a ground wire? It look like both wires are attached to the generator. If you are getting an intermittent or poor lighting, you could use one wire for the ground this way the electrons don't have to travel through the ball bearings in the headset to get to the light. If all works well, keep it as is.

Enjoy it. It is a beauty.
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Old 02-03-22, 12:42 AM
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Starnord was classic bike boom company, they even made few models of early Eddy Merxx bikes budget versions as I know.
YEs it's Huret Eco , Atom freewheel and hubs.Sedis chain. All wires are original, but they are surely look like audio cables. All wiring also as is - but had to trim it little near front light.
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Old 02-03-22, 12:49 AM
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https://encycloduvelo.fr/dangre-bern...ce-norvasport/

Btw great site for old french manufacturers
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I have become a mixte affectionado! Currently building one for my wife. She picked tge paint out the other day at the auto paint store!
I am intrigued with the twin laterals. With them being so low is this frame more "whippy"?
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I have become a mixte affectionado! Currently building one for my wife. She picked tge paint out the other day at the auto paint store!
I am intrigued with the twin laterals. With them being so low is this frame more "whippy"?
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Old 02-03-22, 07:15 AM
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I've not noticed any flex - and I'm almost 100 kg
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Thanks for your reply.
I am planning my next build and it will beca mixte for me!
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
I have become a mixte affectionado! Currently building one for my wife. She picked tge paint out the other day at the auto paint store!
I am intrigued with the twin laterals. With them being so low is this frame more "whippy"?
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this pattern of mixte is termed a "berceau" (cradle)



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I would posit they are technically two different patterns of bicycle frames.
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love that rear brake pulley
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love that rear brake pulley
These are always fun for the workarounds they require.


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