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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 10-27-08, 06:33 PM
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Wow. A stretched mixte. Cool use of a skateboard, too.

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Here's my Oryx Mixte cleaned up and ready to ride. I put the kickstand on it make it easier to store. It will be just a general bike for guests to use. It rides not too bad for a bike boom bike but the effective top tube length is long.



Yes, I know the frame is bent slightly. I've looked at the fork and it looks safe to ride however.
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Moto grand jubile after a repaint. It came with the flipped northroads so I just left it that way. A surprisingly light bike with suntour cyclone.


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Well I picked this one up on e bay, I'm sure I paid to much but it was a local pick up and looked pretty clean from the pics. Wasn't as good as it seemed but It rode and I could have cleaned it up and rode it as it was. But what fun would that be LOL. Good thing I got it as a keeper. Cost me $59 but that was the cheap part. Bike is stripped now and parts on order.
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Well I picked this one up on e bay...
Pic is too small for me to read the stickers. What brand is it?
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Is a Puch from Austria, frame is 482 and its a cavetta ll. Ser#6032407.
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Wow, glad I took a look at all of these!!
I recently posted this picture in the Bicycle Mechanics Forum.
Wanting to know what made it steer so screwy.
Anyway got that taken care of but still thought I'd toss
the bike and get a new one. One poster said I should give it another
go. So I'll winterize it and see how I like it.
If I change my mind I can still pass it on to a girly girl come springtime.
First thing is to get some fenders, then put that basket back on.
Oh yes and lights.
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Man, this thread makes me want a Mixte even more. They all look so graceful, even when they aren't moving.
*sigh*
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Quick update.
Cleaned up everything. Adjusted everything.
New fenders.
New handlebars.
New grips.
New seat post.
I need a good front rack, may have to make one.
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^^^^^^^^^^^ Got to love those Fuji Mixtes, or just Mixtes in general… But, maybe I’m just bias since I own a Fuji Mixte too.
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Here's a mid-70's Motobecane I rescued from the boneyard. I pulled the cottered BB and replaced it with a newer technology cartridge BB and 3 piece crank.

Stripped and ready to rebuild:


All done, and ready for CL:
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Huffy Aerowind mixte for sale

Just stumbled across this craigslist listing in Cleveland. I'd buy if it were closer.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/959496546.html

His & Hers set of Aerowinds. Converted to upright bars.
$90 for the pair, $50 each.
Talk about a rare bike. The mixte aerowind that is.

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Originally Posted by rickpaulos
Just stumbled across this craigslist listing in Cleveland. I'd buy if it were closer.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/959496546.html

His & Hers set of Aerowinds. Converted to upright bars.
$90 for the pair, $50 each.
Talk about a rare bike. The mixte aerowind that is.

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I have seen the mixte model before, so maybe not all that rare. I think $50 in the condition that they look like they are in is a little high. I sold a near pristine mens' model, with all of the original 'aero' stuff on it for $125 last year.
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Here is my Miyata 210 mixte after fixing it up:



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Still working on it.
I like this a lot. Who makes that porteur front rack? Where can I get one?
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Front racks?!!

check these out.
Ira Ryan Cycles in Portland.

https://www.iraryancycles.com/

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I need to get some better (outdoor) pictures but my camera is dead.

This is the TaCoCycle I built for my wife (TaCo is a hypocorism for my wife coming from the first letters of her first and [new] last names)

It began life as a late 60's Bridgestone Kabuki (10 speed dropped bar road bike) that a friend was throwing away. I repainted it, replaced the bars, grips, cranks, BB, wheels, brake levers and cables, and converted it to run fixed or freewheel on a flip/flop hub.

It is getting clipless pedals and I need some better pics showing the custom purple glitter vinyl decals.

A pile of parts:


And it looks like a bike again!




and the custom logos- (sorry for the bad picture of it)


I really like it and want to make a "His" version.
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Lovin' all the Mixtes. Just a quick question for the Motobecane owners out there. I run into the Mixte Motos more than any other make so far. I've been shying away from them because of the 27" wheels. Can I turn these 27" easily over to 700 wheels and be able to use standard reach front and rear brakes?
Also, do the Motos use the French bottom bracket (or am I thinking of the Pugeots?)?
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Originally Posted by Thommy
Lovin' all the Mixtes. Just a quick question for the Motobecane owners out there. I run into the Mixte Motos more than any other make so far. I've been shying away from them because of the 27" wheels. Can I turn these 27" easily over to 700 wheels and be able to use standard reach front and rear brakes?
Also, do the Motos use the French bottom bracket (or am I thinking of the Pugeots?)?
My Moto isn't a mixte but it will take 700s, before and after I swapped out the Weinmans for a pair of Mafac Racer centerpulls.

Also, if you have so many mixtes where you are, how about sending one out my way?

I've been looking for one to go with my '76 Super Mirage.
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The rack on the Peugeot is from Cetmaracks.com very nice racks.
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If your down in San Diego near the Joan Croc Center look up Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe in the 68 or 69 hundred block of University Avenue. They're on the web and in the phone book.
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In this case, not MY mixte. I know enough to figure out when someone, maybe anyone, can do it better. In this case, USAZorro rescued this bike from the "not sold" items at an auction. I got it from him, bought the bars, took it apart, realized 1) I really dug the frame, 2) My Ironman addiction was going to interfere with it and 3) I was in a little over my head. The "vision" thing was not quite appearing.

afilado came to the rescue. He had some things I wanted, and likewise. We communicated, and the bike, in pieces, made it's way to Chattanooga. I sent what I could and was glad it went somewhere to do some good.

Of course, now I'm jealous as hell, and I'm thinking mixte again. Especially, as a certain Centurion mixte frame has been tagged with my name on it...

No way can I work magic like this bike's builder did. Like I said, I was there "before." I think it looks killer, and would love to have a video of the process.

I volunteered to post this for him, as I think it's pretty darn cool, and though I had an idea what all the mixte folks liked, well, now I know for sure. Great job, afilado.












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Thanks, Robbie:

I never think to document the "before" or the process. I'm always eager to have at it. So, no video, except in my brain. I remember you talking about itchy fingers when you were packing it up. LOL.

To give more deserved credit, thanks to Scott "Fujiman" Ryder for the sweet Ideale 6.

I snuck this bike in the "Velo Cheapo......." thread before I knew you wanted to post it more properly here. If anyone wants a few more details on the story, check out.......

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=504817&page=2

It was a lot of fun. Best of all it gave you and me a chance to become better acquainted. Deep appreciations for that.

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In this case, not MY mixte. I know enough to figure out when someone, maybe anyone, can do it better. In this case, USAZorro rescued this bike from the "not sold" items at an auction. I got it from him, bought the bars, took it apart, realized 1) I really dug the frame, 2) My Ironman addiction was going to interfere with it and 3) I was in a little over my head. The "vision" thing was not quite appearing.

afilado came to the rescue. He had some things I wanted, and likewise. We communicated, and the bike, in pieces, made it's way to Chattanooga. I sent what I could and was glad it went somewhere to do some good.

Of course, now I'm jealous as hell, and I'm thinking mixte again. Especially, as a certain Centurion mixte frame has been tagged with my name on it...

No way can I work magic like this bike's builder did. Like I said, I was there "before." I think it looks killer, and would love to have a video of the process.

I volunteered to post this for him, as I think it's pretty darn cool, and though I had an idea what all the mixte folks liked, well, now I know for sure. Great job, afilado.












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