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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 05-06-10, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Iowegian
That's beautiful. What's the story behind this one? It looks better than new!
I bought her from a man my age in the next town. His father bought it for his mother 35+ years ago. Mom was not pleased - too many gears. Mom only rode the mixte a couple times.
I tend to spend a lot of time cleaning and polishing. I changed the brake cables and tires on the mixte. I considered surprising my wife when she got back from a trip but the bike didn't deserve another 35 years of solitude.
A couple with two young children came over to buy the bike. The Mom will ride the bike on her 2 mile commute.
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Old 05-06-10, 01:53 PM
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Here's my Peugeot UE-18, before:



Steel wheels, cottered cranks. The seller had thrown away the original fenders and lights and liberally applied motor oil to the heavily rusted drivetrain.

and after:



Just installed the Nexus-4 IGH with coaster brake, should be interesting to try and get used to one of those again! Now I'm looking for a rear rack - was originally thinking of a Soma Deco until I found this post. And I wish I had known about Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Cremes before I bought those Panaracers!
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Old 05-06-10, 03:18 PM
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The old Peugeot racks are quite beautiful... this is my better half's UE19 Supersport which will be getting an 8 speed IGH and is now sporting a sprung Brooks saddle. Believe the difference between the 18 ans 19 was in the original parts spec with the "19"being a little racier.

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Great bike, SixtyFiver! Any guess as to the year? I'm guessing '80-81. Thankfully mine had an English-threaded bottom bracket.
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Old 05-07-10, 02:26 PM
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GBalke,

This is the color I'm shooting for....

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I've posted my Nishiki here before (fairly recently) but I took some new pics the other day and it just looked so nice that I wanted to share. This is at my office, right outside the bike locker.



I smile every time I ride this bike.
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Well Mixte or not? It's West German mid 80's All Aluminum. Can a mixte even be aluminum?




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Originally Posted by macman58
Well Mixte or not? It's West German mid 80's All Aluminum. Can a mixte even be aluminum?
Nothing says it can't be made of any material, although some might question the looped top tubes. Traditionally the Mixte tubes are straight and go all the way back to the dropout.
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[QUOTE=macman58;10781429]Well Mixte or not? It's West German mid 80's All Aluminum. Can a mixte even be aluminum?


Yes... yes it can, but it is by no means what I would call Classic or Vintage, although it does come very close to Classic in styling anyway.

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Here's my Suteki - first one with the Dorcy saddle and today's upgrade, new Brooks.



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Beautiful! I love the color!
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Peugeot carbolite 103 frame stripped and painted due to being spray bombed by previous owner (parts and all).
27" steel wheels, fenders and 1x5 gearing thanks to a donor bike.
And a saddle only a mother could love.
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Has anyone every seen any model of TREK mixte other than a 1984 BLUE 420? I have not been able to find any other year or model (or color).


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Wow.

Just... wow.
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Yeah! That orange Peugeot is just gorgeous. I wonder who makes those beautiful panniers.
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Here's my wife's Nuovo Sport I picked up for $30 a month ago. I added a fresh PC-870, some Cinelli cork, a new honey B17, and a pair of the Minnehana panniers from the RH sale and she is good to go. She wants fenders now...I'm trying to steer her toward the hammered Honjo's but she's having none of it...want's plain jane ones instead.

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Originally Posted by Chris Pringle
Yeah! That orange Peugeot is just gorgeous. I wonder who makes those beautiful panniers.
The Peugeot belongs to a BF member (I think)...I saved the picture as my screensaver but I cannot find the thread with the details.
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Old 05-21-10, 11:17 AM
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WANTED: 54-56cm europen mixte. If you have one you want ot part with, let me know!
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Cassave seriously that's one amazing bike, great work. I pedaled around on a friends mixte yesterday and really like the frame (plus I mean, they're just cool) but any chance I come across a used one that would fit me at 6'1 and lanky? There can't be too many big ones kicking around right?
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WANTED: 54-56cm europen mixte. If you have one you want ot part with, let me know!
Any luck with your search of a mixte in these sizes? This forum is definitely a good start. They're indeed quite rare, especially 56" frames. I did a national search and found only three 56" frames. There is just one worth mentioning. It's a Concord in Pittsburg. Even though Concord is not a renowned brand, the bike is made in Japan. I like the chrome tips, it has some beautiful logs and the color seems quite decent. Definitely worth the $120 but you could for sure negotiate. You should be able to find someone here living in Pittsburg to sponsor you with the purchase.

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was riding home from work today and passed two old bianchi mixtes sitting in the front yard of a home. between the bikes was a handwritten sign that said "FREE". my buddy swung by in his truck, loaded them up, and now our wives are stoked! will commence viewing every page of this forum for inspiration.
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A 1983-ish Raleigh Wisp. Mine to be exact!!

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