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Old 09-16-08, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rickpaulos View Post
Saw this Kabuki Submariner mixte on the sidewalks of Iowa City.
I've seen a few of these frames before. With the single top tube are they a true Mixte? If not what are they?

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Here is a nice Motobecane Grand Jubile I bought a few weeks ago. Needs a good clean up a tune up and some bartape instead of the handgrips.
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
Here is a nice Motobecane Grand Jubile I bought a few weeks ago. Needs a good clean up a tune up and some bartape instead of the handgrips.
Any chance you'll flip that one?
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Old 09-16-08, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I've seen a few of these frames before. With the single top tube are they a true Mixte? If not what are they?

not a mixte, a girls bike, thats all i would say it is.
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Old 09-16-08, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I've seen a few of these frames before. With the single top tube are they a true Mixte? If not what are they?
I think people still call them a Mixte, which as I understand it is a English corruption of a French word basically meaning unisex, or either sex… so in many ways every bike is a Mixte if you really want to get technical about it. But, not everyone agrees on the same meaning of the word.

But, the main physical attribute that defines a Classic Mixte frame is the twin top tubes that go from the head tube, at an angle, or with a slight curve; past the seat tube, thusly creating the Mixte Stays, that continue to the drop outs.

I have read on this forum, where some people have called the Mixtes with a single top tube, “Faux Mixtes”, or “Near Mixtes”, but since they have the Mixte Seat Stays, and are a Unisex bike, I would just call them a Mixte, but maybe not a Classic Mixte.

Oh well, just call it whatever you want, it won’t care… Either way, they are still nice bikes.
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Old 09-17-08, 08:23 AM
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Three stays per side make it a mixte, according to the late Sheldon Brown.
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Old 09-17-08, 11:19 AM
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Any chance you'll flip that one?
It was supposed to be part of a his and hers build to be entered in our church auction next spring. Problem is that its so nice I don't want to tear it down and powdercoat the frame. There are a few nicks and such but its really nice so I may just clean it up and replace the cables and such and sell it. then find another frame and fork to do the buildup. I really haven't decided yet.
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Fuji Gran Tourer SE Mixte with Panographed crank, front and rear derailleur. Beautiful bike in great condition.

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Old 09-21-08, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
It was supposed to be part of a his and hers build to be entered in our church auction next spring. Problem is that its so nice I don't want to tear it down and powdercoat the frame. There are a few nicks and such but its really nice so I may just clean it up and replace the cables and such and sell it. then find another frame and fork to do the buildup. I really haven't decided yet.
PM me if you decide you want to, I'm looking for a Moto mixte and I like that one.
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PM me if you decide you want to, I'm looking for a Moto mixte and I like that one.
By the way, here is mine. Oddly, stringbreaker and I bought our Motobecane Grand Jubile mixtes about a week apart, but both in south Puget Sound.

I paid $80? or $100 bucks for this beauty.



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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
By the way, here is mine. Oddly, stringbreaker and I bought our Motobecane Grand Jubile mixtes about a week apart, but both in south Puget Sound.

I paid $80? or $100 bucks for this beauty.



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You already have my address.
I do! But, that Moto's already turned into one of my best commuters. Sorry Marrock!

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"3 stays per side" I've seen really tall mens frames with the extra twin tubes that run from the head tube to the rear dropouts. I wouldn't call those mixtes.

Seems like the faux-mixte came about because of the weakness of the classic mixte. I've seen many Peugeot mixtes and kids muscle bikes with similar twin tubes, with bent frames right where the twin tubes join the head tube. They were prone to this damage due to front end impacts. I suspect the single tube replacement was a stronger alternative since it seems more common on newer bikes, since circa 1980. Or perhaps it's cheaper or easier to manufacture.

mixte
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Old 09-27-08, 02:30 PM
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Built this fixte up for a friend after pulling the frame, fork, and wheels out of a dumpster... and the bike was in perfect shape.

It's an '88 Kuwahara Sport 12.

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My wife hasn't been riding as of late and I finally got her to join me. When she did she decided she hated her '90s Specialized Hardrock for road riding, so she hit craigslist and came up with this:



I'm so proud ... (Though I wish she would have decided to do this a couple of years ago when I had a pair of Moto Grand Tourings in the garage for flip material -- this one appears to be a '76 or '77 Nomade).

Need to replace the saddle and brake pads and retape the bars. Thinking of swaping out the wheels with my roller bike ...

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My wife hasn't been riding as of late and I finally got her to join me. When she did she decided she hated her '90s Specialized Hardrock for road riding, so she hit craigslist and came up with this:



I'm so proud ... (Though I wish she would have decided to do this a couple of years ago when I had a pair of Moto Grand Tourings in the garage for flip material -- this one appears to be a '76 or '77 Nomade).

Need to replace the saddle and brake pads and retape the bars. Thinking of swaping out the wheels with my roller bike ...

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that is a sweet bike. how does it handle with the front rack loaded? how much weight can you carry gracefully on it?
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If she changes her mind about it, I'll take it off your hands for you.
I don't see it happening. She rode the bike on her own today (first time she has ridden w/o me in ... oh ... 25 years). I guess if she is going to cheat on me, I'm glad it's this way (or is this just the first step?) ...

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Just finished yesterday, for the wifey.
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The wife's 1978 Raleigh Super Course II. I got it as a frame, fork and headset and built it up thusly. Sturmey-Archer AW three-speed hub, modern S-A front generator/drum brake hub. Both with wingnuts!
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Just finished yesterday, for the wifey.
Nice horn.

But it is a shame the rear brake isn't in the middle area of the seat post. Having it on the top sure gives you a twisted route for the brake cable to have to travel.
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Nice horn.

But it is a shame the rear brake isn't in the middle area of the seat post. Having it on the top sure gives you a twisted route for the brake cable to have to travel.
Sweet bike but I agree, mowe the rear brake. That is what mixte`s is all about
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I was told to add some pics of my Mixte here, Behold, a working Mixte!.


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Built this Gitane mixte for the girlfriend. Recently decommissioned for a gold Motobecane mixte.
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