Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 03-21-11, 03:01 PM
  #851  
Senior Member
 
southpawboston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerville, MA and Catskill Mtns
Posts: 4,134
Liked 182 Times in 89 Posts
Thanks. I suppose that with the Nuvinci hub, you don't even have to worry about indexing, right? It's infinite, with no in-between zones. So why couldn't you use some of the existing cable stops?

According to Anthony King of Longleaf Bicycles, the Shimano Nexus hub doesn't need continuous cable housing, so I should be able to utilize most if not all cable stops on the drive-side. Can't wait to receive the frame!
southpawboston is offline  
Old 03-21-11, 05:47 PM
  #852  
Senior Member
 
The MAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 309

Bikes: Surly Long haul Trucker with front and rack Nice Racks, 1984 Colnago Sport, 1983 Raleigh Condor

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I want a mixte
The MAX is offline  
Old 03-21-11, 06:35 PM
  #853  
Senior Member
 
irwin7638's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Posts: 3,100

Bikes: Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy, Soma Buena Vista, Giant Talon 2, Brompton

Liked 123 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by southpawboston
Thanks. I suppose that with the Nuvinci hub, you don't even have to worry about indexing, right? It's infinite, with no in-between zones. So why couldn't you use some of the existing cable stops?

According to Anthony King of Longleaf Bicycles, the Shimano Nexus hub doesn't need continuous cable housing, so I should be able to utilize most if not all cable stops on the drive-side. Can't wait to receive the frame!
The mfg spec's continuous housing, I'm not going to second guess it.

Marc
irwin7638 is offline  
Old 04-07-11, 04:41 PM
  #854  
Senior Member
 
Thumpic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Sunny South
Posts: 1,906
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Sammyboy
I've posted this in Catch of the Day, but here is the Mercian 531 Mixte I'm going to do up for my girlfriend. It's got a Williams cottered crankset, and a Campy Gran Sport (I think - I forget) rear der. All it really needs is the bar tape and seat replacing (what WAS the previous owner thinking?) and a bit of a tuneup and regrease. I'd kinda like to have it resprayed too, but she likes the gothicness of the current paintjob.



I know this is an ancient post; but did this bike get built up?? I'd sure love to see some pics....
Thumpic is offline  
Old 04-07-11, 10:32 PM
  #855  
Senior Member
 
CMC SanDiego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 745

Bikes: Too many to list, all titanium or steel.

Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by The MAX
I want a mixte
I picked up another mixte this week, and passed on one that I thought was a little too rough. They're out there, and some for very good prices if you keep looking.
CMC SanDiego is offline  
Old 04-08-11, 12:46 AM
  #856  
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 2,866
Liked 2,445 Times in 646 Posts
Originally Posted by Kinst VonSterga
Built for my daughter to ride with vintage-old Dad and his old timer bikes ;-) Upgraded some of the original parts to add a little more pizzaz and safety.

Fuji Absolute L Mixte 1987 / Mavic Open / Shimano 600ex Arabesque



That is a great looking bike. Nice work

Originally Posted by CMC SanDiego
I picked up another mixte this week, and passed on one that I thought was a little too rough. They're out there, and some for very good prices if you keep looking.
Yep, They're out there. You just have to keep your eye out, and be patient. I found this a few weeks ago. It's been neglected, but shows promise.



I'm building it up for my Daughter. She's supposed to be helping, but has taken on more of a supervisor role in this project.

Roger M is offline  
Old 04-08-11, 09:38 AM
  #857  
can't member
 
Noah Scape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Iowa City
Posts: 1,742
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
This is not a vintage ride, but my sister-in-law has been after me to put together a bike for my 14 year old (soon to be 15 year old) niece's b-day. Her list of requirements seemed outlandish at first, given her budget and the fact that my niece is 5'10"! But then I discovered that Origin8 has a 58cm mixte frame for super cheap. Not the finest in craftsmanship, but it is 4130 chromoly and everyone that rode it liked the ride quality. I threw on some Mafacs for good measure - prÚsenter ses hommages classique!

Noah Scape is offline  
Old 04-08-11, 09:58 AM
  #858  
Pants are for suckaz
 
HandsomeRyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mt. Airy, MD
Posts: 2,578

Bikes: Hardtail MTB, Fixed gear, and Commuter bike

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post


1974 (I think?) Gitane from my neighbor. He bought it new for his wife from a Toyota dealership that (i guess) also sold bikes. It has literally never been ridden. The little rubber nub that runs down the middle of the tire after manufacturing is still there. Not sure what I'm going to do with it as it's too small for me and my wife has no interest in riding it.

/Why yes, that blue thing in the background is a 51' Schwinn frame w/ sweetheart skiptooth chainring.
HandsomeRyan is offline  
Old 04-09-11, 05:57 PM
  #859  
Senior Member
 
irwin7638's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Posts: 3,100

Bikes: Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy, Soma Buena Vista, Giant Talon 2, Brompton

Liked 123 Times in 51 Posts
signs of spring

aaww! I caught this cute couple flirting outside a local college hangout! Sweet looking Fuji Mixte.

Marc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0621.JPG (71.9 KB, 161 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0620.JPG (57.5 KB, 177 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0622.JPG (53.3 KB, 151 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0623.JPG (76.4 KB, 190 views)
irwin7638 is offline  
Old 04-09-11, 06:48 PM
  #860  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,971

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy Viscount Aerospace Pro Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista

Liked 7,185 Times in 4,062 Posts
My daughter used to work at Crow's Nest.
__________________












cb400bill is offline  
Old 04-10-11, 08:10 AM
  #861  
Senior Member
 
irwin7638's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Posts: 3,100

Bikes: Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy, Soma Buena Vista, Giant Talon 2, Brompton

Liked 123 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by cb400bill
My daughter used to work at Crow's Nest.
That's cool, how long ago was that?
irwin7638 is offline  
Old 04-10-11, 08:53 AM
  #862  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,971

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy Viscount Aerospace Pro Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista

Liked 7,185 Times in 4,062 Posts
She was waitress there for about a year, 4 or 5 years ago. Great food at Crow's Nest and we still like to go there. I didn't like Fourth Coast much then because it was still OK to smoke in there and I always came out of there stinking of cigarettes. It is probably better now in there with the law changes.

And, to keep this on topic, here is her Suteki mixte.

__________________













Last edited by cb400bill; 04-10-11 at 08:56 AM.
cb400bill is offline  
Old 04-10-11, 09:21 AM
  #863  
Senior Member
 
irwin7638's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Posts: 3,100

Bikes: Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy, Soma Buena Vista, Giant Talon 2, Brompton

Liked 123 Times in 51 Posts
Sweet bike!

Marc
irwin7638 is offline  
Old 04-19-11, 11:33 PM
  #864  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 41

Bikes: 1971 Raleigh DL-1, 1979 Raleigh Cameo, 1980's Raleigh Rapide Mixte

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just finished with my first mixte build today! This thread has been a good source of inspiration though and what an adventure it has been too...



Onegin is offline  
Old 04-20-11, 01:25 AM
  #865  
people's champ
 
marley mission's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: joisey
Posts: 1,517
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
great build - classy look
marley mission is offline  
Old 04-20-11, 01:53 PM
  #866  
Senior Member
 
Chris Pringle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Pearl of the Pacific, Mexico
Posts: 1,310

Bikes: '12 Rodriguez UTB Custom, '83 Miyata 610, '83 Nishiki Century Mixte (Work of Art), '18 Engin hardtail MTB

Liked 29 Times in 18 Posts
A real beauty! I like the color and all the nice little finishing touches: fenders, pedals and the twine on the handlebars and bike stand.
Chris Pringle is offline  
Old 04-20-11, 04:25 PM
  #867  
Semantic Gynmast
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 139

Bikes: Electra Townie 8 700c, Breezer Freedom, miyata 615

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pretty psyched about this--just finished doing some mods on this old '81 or '82 Bridgestone Carmel city bike to make the ultimate commuter for my wife. With the kinds of work clothes she needs, I was looking for something that could accomodate fenders and a chainguard, but that's still faster/sportier than her old dutch bike. It's a 1 x 6 drivetrain. Just finished adding basket, rear rack, different ergo grips, new Michelin touring tires, and cleaned everything up. Bell and rear light are the only things left to add, which I just finished



Her old mixte that I was modding out couldn't effectively take the fenders/rack I was shooting for, so I'll switch this back to being more sporty for long recreational rides:



The frames on both of these look almost brand-new. These bikes must've spent a lot of garage hang-time over 30 years!
Shinyville is offline  
Old 04-20-11, 06:31 PM
  #868  
Senior Member
 
sailorbenjamin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island (an obscure suburb of Connecticut)
Posts: 5,630

Bikes: one of each

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Here's a Puch in NJ;
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/2337153684.html
And a free LeTour frame;
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/2336119245.html
sailorbenjamin is offline  
Old 04-20-11, 08:33 PM
  #869  
Senior Member
 
southpawboston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerville, MA and Catskill Mtns
Posts: 4,134
Liked 182 Times in 89 Posts
Here's my wife's new Soma mixte. It's pretty much all new, except for the crankset, BB and brake levers, which are vintage. It's built around 650B VO diagonale rims, Grand Bois Hetre tires and a Shimano Nexus 8 IGH:



southpawboston is offline  
Old 04-20-11, 08:38 PM
  #870  
Senior Member
 
Fast Cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 626
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Shinyville
Pretty psyched about this--just finished doing some mods on this old '81 or '82 Bridgestone Carmel city bike to make the ultimate commuter for my wife. With the kinds of work clothes she needs, I was looking for something that could accomodate fenders and a chainguard, but that's still faster/sportier than her old dutch bike.
Great job...That's an awesome color and that chainguard is drop dead fine. The grips look a little high, but maybe she likes 'em that way. Outstanding mixte.

Last edited by Fast Cloud; 04-20-11 at 08:38 PM. Reason: grammar
Fast Cloud is offline  
Old 04-23-11, 06:34 PM
  #871  
Senior Member
 
The MAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 309

Bikes: Surly Long haul Trucker with front and rack Nice Racks, 1984 Colnago Sport, 1983 Raleigh Condor

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Picked up this "Fleetwing" which was supposedly sold at Eatons. The thing looks like it's never been ridden, and has zero chain stretch. I swapped the bars and put new pads on the brakes as the old ones were dried out pretty bad. Rear Wheel needs to be trued a bit and brakes still need a little adjusting. Built it up for my sisters friend who needed to get a bike on a students income, only needed to repack the headset and front wheel with small adjustment to derailluers. Bike + upgrades = $70. Hi Tensile steel, with Suntour derailleurs/shifters, and Suzue hubs (steel wheels though, ick).


The MAX is offline  
Old 04-25-11, 03:44 PM
  #872  
Senior Member
 
sunburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,787

Bikes: Giant, Peugeots, Motobecanes, Kona, Specialized, Bike Friday, Ironhorse, Royal Scot, Schwinns

Liked 110 Times in 59 Posts
southpaw,

That soma looks great! I've been putting B67's on my mixtes, but I love that B17 on yours - my favorite saddle (I've got 3 or 4).
sunburst is offline  
Old 04-25-11, 10:52 PM
  #873  
Senior Member
 
:andrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 110
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is my girlfriend's 1974 Peugeot U0-18.

IMG_1329 by ANDREWFR, on Flickr
She bought this one today. 1986 Peugeot PH18

IMG_1336 by ANDREWFR, on Flickr
:andrew is offline  
Old 04-26-11, 06:59 AM
  #874  
Senior Member
 
Fast Cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 626
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^^Could you give us a few better pics of that rack on the PH18?? I'm in desperate need of one for Mrs. Clouds but I'm not sure about that bit down the back. Thanks...Great looking bikes.
Fast Cloud is offline  
Old 04-26-11, 08:35 AM
  #875  
can't member
 
Noah Scape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Iowa City
Posts: 1,742
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by southpawboston
Here's my wife's new Soma mixte. It's pretty much all new, except for the crankset, BB and brake levers, which are vintage. It's built around 650B VO diagonale rims, Grand Bois Hetre tires and a Shimano Nexus 8 IGH:
Very nice... and 650B! I wish it came in 65cm!

Last edited by Noah Scape; 05-07-11 at 09:40 AM.
Noah Scape is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.