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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 01-26-09, 07:33 AM
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I remember the "before" state rather well. It wasn't exactly a basket case, but it sure didn't look anywhere near this good. Excellent job on the restoration afilado.
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Old 01-29-09, 05:32 AM
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Here's some pix of my '73 Batavus Mixte tourist. My husband wants to sell it, but I've gotten pretty attached.
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Old 01-29-09, 07:03 AM
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Why does your husband want to sell YOUR mixte?

Hmph!

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Originally Posted by East Hill
Why does your husband want to sell YOUR mixte?

Hmph!

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Old 02-01-09, 03:44 AM
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Not mine, but could it be the prettiest mixte frame ever?

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Old 02-11-09, 03:41 PM
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Hey guys,
I picked up this Yokota mixte from Ebay. I don't know much about it, except that it has "Special Crmo tubing," was made in Taiwan, and may have been designed by Gary Yokota (currently working for Santa Cruz. I stripped off the Exage Motion components and am thinking about having an Alfine hub wheel built up. Any build suggestions? Should I have it painted or leave it?
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Originally Posted by tashi
Not mine, but could it be the prettiest mixte frame ever?

Mmmm swoopy...
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Originally Posted by maddy13

Hey guys,
I picked up this Yokota mixte from Ebay. I don't know much about it, except that it has "Special Crmo tubing," was made in Taiwan, and may have been designed by Gary Yokota (currently working for Santa Cruz. I stripped off the Exage Motion components and am thinking about having an Alfine hub wheel built up. Any build suggestions? Should I have it painted or leave it?
If it were me... I think I'd go with the re-paint, but that's just me. Having said that, I still haven't had my Fuji Mixte re-painted yet... so I guess I have yet to follow my own advise.
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Old 02-11-09, 04:09 PM
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The paint looks quite clean. I'd leave it, it's a nice cyan blue!
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Originally Posted by WNG
The paint looks quite clean. I'd leave it, it's a nice cyan blue!
why repaint? the paint job looks really good... would cost you over 400 to get that back (decals etc..) especially if you were going for a cheap thick powdercoat
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Hey guys,
I picked up this Yokota mixte from Ebay. I don't know much about it, except that it has "Special Crmo tubing," was made in Taiwan, and may have been designed by Gary Yokota (currently working for Santa Cruz. I stripped off the Exage Motion components and am thinking about having an Alfine hub wheel built up. Any build suggestions? Should I have it painted or leave it?
I had a yokota roadie with full exage and the same "special crmo". It rode pretty well for what it was. As I recall the paint was of pretty poor quality though, I loaned it to a friend for a week and the bike came back scratched all to hell. What about those torpado mixtes with the extra swoopy stays?
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the swoopy one looks like my Astra It's pretty.
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Here's a Peugeot UE-18 (code name "Guinievere") that I'm fixing up for my gf. Eventually she'll get new rims, fenders, a bottle-generator and a wicker basket:



And a "before" pic:

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I've only got as received, "before", pictures of my 1983 Fuji S12-S (18) Mixte. Not sure how this one is going to end up, but I like the city bike approach w/upright bars. My wife says she wants a bike with a basket so she can go to the store.

These were the highest quality Mixte's Fuji made, with cromoly tubing, forged dropouts w/derailleur hanger (but no adjuster screw, rats...). Pretty cool bike from original owner who took quite good care of it, didn't ride it a whole lot, still has original HKK gold chain w/serviceable life left in it.



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Originally Posted by rcschafer
Here's a Peugeot UE-18 (code name "Guinievere") that I'm fixing up for my gf. Eventually she'll get new rims, fenders, a bottle-generator and a wicker basket:


Really nice Peugeot! Love that saddle - a Brooks, I imagine, but which model is it?
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Here's mine after a single-speed conversion. It's a '75 UO-18 a got a few months ago. It was pretty clean when I got it. The headset failed after the first ride, but now I know how to rebuild it. It's a total kick to ride! And I'm sure there's a Brooks in its future, maybe a B67 or B72.



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Originally Posted by BikeKraft
If I change my mind I can still pass it on to a girly girl come springtime.
Hey mixte's aren't just for "girly girls" anymore. I just got one and it quickly became one of my favorite bikes to ride (and I've got six other choices). I am aware, however, that some people see them that way. Wtf, when you get old, you don't care nearly as much about that stuff.
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Old 02-18-09, 10:53 PM
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Shortly after this bike was purchased the woman died and never rode it.It stayed in an empty store till last summer when the husband was moving out of state and decided to sell it.I changed tires and bar wrap.still has no miles on it.Maybe this summer.
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Originally Posted by sunburst
Really nice Peugeot! Love that saddle - a Brooks, I imagine, but which model is it?
It's a Flyer - basically a B-17 with springs. It's not as heavily canted as it appears - the angle on that shot is a bit off.
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Old 03-14-09, 07:36 PM
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Looks like somebody shops at Costco! ;-)
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Ooops! This was meant as a reply to the guy with the mega Goldfish and Jif in the background!!!!
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How about this for a classic mixte in need of some renovation and love.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:10 PM
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Built up for my little sister:

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Keeping the thread alive, this is a Terranaut Ariel mixte I had hanging in my garage for over a year. I bought a Schwinn road bike from a local seller over a year ago and he asked if I wanted it. I took it off his hands gladly, thinking I could strip it for a future project. I've decided that I'm going to build it back up for my wife. The bottom bracket, cranks and seat were missing, but it has some decent components. Suntour ARX DR's, Suntour Power Shifters, Dia-Compe brake levers with nice gum hoods, Dia-Compe brakes, SR stem and handle bars. The frame is Tange 5 CR-MO seamless tubing. The paint on the frame is nearly flawless.
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Old 07-05-09, 01:20 PM
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Showing of the mixtes....Saved this 77 Takara mixte this month. Basically traded out the steel stuff for alloy. May go ss with it. Have to find some alloy bars/as these chrome ones are pitted......
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