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Old 05-28-10, 10:41 AM
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A 1983-ish Raleigh Wisp. Mine to be exact!!

Nice! I like the fenders and the ying-yang style wheel reflectors. Wisp it good!
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Univega Custom Maxima Mixte. I got this off of CL today, this one is really sweet. the last owner changed out the back derailer for some reason. If anyone knows the aprox year, I would love to know. Its dark gunmetal gray light frame. the tires look good and they say Univega Touring, so I'm guessing original.



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Added a couple of mixties to the bike fleet recently.

First, my wife's city bike, Ottawa version.

Before: 34lbs, steel everything. Kinda ugly but in real nice condition.



Now: Crank, bars, wheels, shifters, brake levers, front brake, saddle, and drivetrain upgrades. Also new basket and grips. Weight unknown, but quite the lovely bicycle now:



And I got this today, we're both pretty pumped about it. This is before I cleaned her all up:




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I'm not sure if I've shared this before, but my daughter and I went out for a ride the other day and I shot a few pics of her Lotus Mixte. It was in super rough shape when I picked it up last fall. We went to the hardware store and I let her pick out the Krylon of her choice.

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Another Peugeot, pulled from the scrap-heap and made useful again:

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Another Peugeot, pulled from the scrap-heap and made useful again:
BBM, I must say, you do crank out some tasty looking bikes.
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Originally Posted by tashi
Added a couple of mixties to the bike fleet recently.

First, my wife's city bike, Ottawa version.

Before: 34lbs, steel everything. Kinda ugly but in real nice condition.



Now: Crank, bars, wheels, shifters, brake levers, front brake, saddle, and drivetrain upgrades. Also new basket and grips. Weight unknown, but quite the lovely bicycle now:



And I got this today, we're both pretty pumped about it. This is before I cleaned her all up:



That tandem mixte is so awesome. I want!!
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Noah and Michael K - would either of you be kind enough to share where you got those front racks? I've been looking for one for a while now. Thanks! (post will later be edited with a picture of my rusted mixte of awesome)
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hey guys some great looking bike out there I have been a long time lurker for inspiration before buying my first mixte.

heres the mixte i put together for my girlfriend. (havent connected the brakes up yet i know). Originally bought the frame off ebay and it was covered in rust so sanded it back enough to not damage the paint to badly, then jjust re-chromed he forks. its a long way from some of these bikes but its great for the morning coffee run.


and that bikes bigger brother and my own peugeot fixie.

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Noah and Michael K - would either of you be kind enough to share where you got those front racks? I've been looking for one for a while now. Thanks! (post will later be edited with a picture of my rusted mixte of awesome)
Bought it used at 'City Bikes' in Portland. Sorry i can't be of more help.
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Just picked up a 531 Raleigh Super Course MKII. It is in fair shape. I will try and get some pictures this weekend.
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Nishiki Citysport

I bought this beauty from my LBS (not your average LBS, small operation that deals exclusively in lugged steel renovations) and replaced many of the parts. I purchased it for my wife who decided she was not comfortable with a top tube. Unfortunately this bike is too small for her (she's 5'5") so I'm going to have to sell it.

This bike is nicer than many mixte frames you see. The main tubes are 4130, it has forged dropouts, brazed on derailleur hanger and two braze ons per dropout.

  • 43cm Nishiki Citysport
  • 26 x 1.5" Araya anodized rims
  • Maillard hubs
  • Panaracer Pasela tires
  • VO Porteur bars
  • 12cm Nitto Technomic stem
  • VO aluminum bell
  • Dia Compe Guidonnet levers
  • Shellaced Tressotar tape
  • Dia Compe brakes
  • new Jagwire cables
  • 1x6 speed
  • Ultegra RD (I removed the logo)
  • Suntour bar-end shifter
  • Honey Brooks B-67S
  • Grip King pedals
  • 165mm Sugino crank (46 or 48 tooth, I can't recall)
  • Rear rack (not pictured)
  • More photos here.





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I would like to ask a general question about top-end mixte bikes.

What maker made what is considered the best production mixte frame?

Obviously, there are some custom makers who have produced wonderful frames. I’ve seen a Bob Jackson that was exquisite, for example.

But what frame maker produced/produces what is considered the “grail” of mixte frames?

Opinions, as well as photos, highly welcome.

Thanks.

*** - Hmm. A little searching is finding other threads. mea culpa.
OTOH, new photos of more bikes would be welcome...

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( I just posted the following in "Catch of the Day - Saved from the Dump" (It's where I normally post new builds) - But maybe I should have posted here instead...) . . . .

Normally every bike I build is a straight-on road bike, but I decided to build up this Centurion Accordo Mixte with some parts I had lying around my garage a little differently, with a different purpose in mind... It has a sprung gel saddle, a vintage Pletscher rack, egg-plant colored cloth grips, and shiny chromed Northroad bars and wheels. Original Suntour AR and Sugino RT drivetrain.
-In effect, itís a comfortable, easy riding bike, that some gal will enjoy for just cruising around the neighborhood.









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Originally Posted by LeicaLad
I would like to ask a general question about top-end mixte bikes.

What maker made what is considered the best production mixte frame?

Obviously, there are some custom makers who have produced wonderful frames. I’ve seen a Bob Jackson that was exquisite, for example.

But what frame maker produced/produces what is considered the “grail” of mixte frames?

Opinions, as well as photos, highly welcome.

Thanks.

*** - Hmm. A little searching is finding other threads. mea culpa.
OTOH, new photos of more bikes would be welcome...
Hi Leica_ad - -
I don't know what differentiates production from custom, but I think the AD Vent Noir is one of the nicer Mixtes I've seen.


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[QUOTE=auchencrow;10976684]( I just posted the following in "Catch of the Day - Saved from the Dump" (It's where I normally post new builds) - But maybe I should have posted here instead...) . . . .

Normally every bike I build is a straight-on road bike, but I decided to build up this Centurion Accordo Mixte with some parts I had lying around my garage a little differently, with a different purpose in mind... It has a sprung gel saddle, a vintage Pletscher rack, egg-plant colored cloth grips, and shiny chromed Northroad bars and wheels. Original Suntour AR and Sugino RT drivetrain.
-In effect, itís a comfortable, easy riding bike, that some gal will enjoy for just cruising around the neighborhood.



I'm a man, and I would ride the wheels off of it, just the way it sets now. Purple, or "eggplant" bar tape and all. As a matter of fact the bike I love to ride now, is a Mixte set up very similar to that one. Men that are afraid to ride mixtes crack me up, they just don't know the fun they are missing sometimes. Mixtes are great conversation starters, with both genders because of the "wow what kind of bike is that?" factor. Besides that they are just fine riding bikes...
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I picked up these two Concords from the original owner 2yrs ago,they had sat in a barn for almost 40yrs. My wife liked the mixte ( it's Blue) so I decided I am going to build it up using identical parts that I used on my bike (the men's). After a year I have tracked down all the parts with the exception of tires to mirror mine and will be starting on it in the next couple of weeks. My bike is now very lite and nimble compared to it's former state and I think I can shave off even a little more from the mixte.




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Originally Posted by Bionicycle

I'm a man, and I would ride the wheels off of it, just the way it sets now. Purple, or "eggplant" bar tape and all. As a matter of fact the bike I love to ride now, is a Mixte set up very similar to that one. Men that are afraid to ride mixtes crack me up, they just don't know the fun they are missing sometimes. Mixtes are great conversation starters, with both genders because of the "wow what kind of bike is that?" factor. Besides that they are just fine riding bikes...
I suppose you are right about that Bionicycle. I might have been tempted to ride it too, but it's too small for me - and this is Detroit.
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
I picked up these two Concords from the original owner 2yrs ago...
A remarkable transformation Glennfordx4 ! Great work! ! !

BTW - I think we should have a contest for the ugliest seats (I dare not call them saddles) that people put on perfectly good bikes. What did you do with yours?
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
A remarkable transformation Glennfordx4 ! Great work! ! !

BTW - I think we should have a contest for the ugliest seats (I dare not call them saddles) that people put on perfectly good bikes. What did you do with yours?
Thank you, as ugly as the seats looked on the two Concords they didn't look to bad when I put them on a Columbia Tandem that I got from the same owner of the Concords that I restored.



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Here is my mixte, an old Sekini frame with bianchi tires and shimano gears. It's a 10 speed. The brakes are crumby but I love this bike.



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Free to a good home: 198? Raleigth Marathon Mixte frame + Componenets

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I found this frame in the trash yesterday, and have no need for it. It is in really nice shape, lugged with stamped seat stays and fork crown. 502 chro-mo, with raleigh stamped stem, raleigh usa engraved bars, dia compe brakes and levers, rear weinmann rim (alloy) (27 x 1 1/4) with suntour 6 speed casette, raleigh cranks and pedals. The bike has a few nicks, but is VERY presentable. I have no room left within my herd, and am located in Port Washington, NY 11050. Get a front wheel, seatpost and seat, and a chain, and you have a very nice single speed. Sorry no pics, however google raleigh marathon mixte, and the bikes shown all look like this,: a blue/green with white. The stamped seat stays, crown and badge stand out to me on this frame.
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1982 Nishiki Olympic 12 with lots of changes

I added, Honjo fluted fenders, Brooks flyer S saddle, Wald rear rack, Mafac racer centerpull brakes (it had awful Dia Compe sidepulls that did not work well and would interfere with my foot in the rear). I also changed the pedals to MKS rubber block pedals, and added a Hebie chainguard. I also changed the bars to Dimension cruisers, but I don't think I will keep them-- I decided they are too wide and do not bend back enough. I am contemplating adding porteur bars from VO when they get them back in stock, with maybe some reverse brake levers. As is, though, the bike is pretty versatile as I go on longer rides comfortably on it, and it is also set up well for commuting.
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Hey, very cool Nishiki. I've got a very similar Nishiki mixte, also in blue. I bought it disassembled from someone who wanted to make a ss, for his wife. He got it apart and gave up. My paint is not as good as yours and the decals are shot, but it had lots of quality parts on it, chro-moly frame, alloys wheels,etc. It's my next project bike. The stock pedals are heavy, so they've got to go, as does the sidepull brakes, but I'm planning on using most of the parts that came with it. I like your saddle. I've got B67s on both my Peugeots mixtes, and will be putting one of the Nishiki also.

I'll post a photo when I'm done.

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I have a Peugeot Mixte from either 77-78 by my best guess, and the websites and bike shops I've gone to. I've had her for about 3 months and she cost me $30, needs a little work, but other than tires, tubes, and lube/adjust there's apparently nothing more to do unless I care to make it look brand new.Good for me!
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