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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 10-10-11, 03:53 PM
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That is the date code, same as my Suntour V-GT Luxe.....
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Thanks Capecodder!

Ex-North Shore (Hamilton) guy here).
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Originally Posted by humanreisberg
Late seventies Benotto Mixte, which i build up as a present for my girlfriend last summer:

Dang - that's a sweet looking mixte.
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Cleaned, tuned, and placed a post in the appraisal section. Thanks for the input guys.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...praisal-please..


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Don't look at me; I have no gender issues with a mixte. My masculinity is far more threatened by the top tube
of my 35" standover MB.
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RescueMixte!

https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/1000975is.jpg/



TREK 42oL 420 420L
now NEW Shimano 105 hubs front and rear on LP18 Rims and some new tires 27 1:1/4

3T handlebars (Italy)
Specialized Stem

Simplex Down tube shifters and FD
Shimano Exage RD

Diacomp Brakes levers etc.

Avocet Seat Very Comfy

Sweet Quill pedals MKS??Campy copy???

its 53/54cm guessing

I have the original 1984 Malliard Helicomatic rear hub and 600 front hub now refurbished and of course new bearings but not using on this bike...

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I have always been a fan of a mixte frame. I've just been nervous about buying one because I don't know exactly what to look for. Any pointers for a first-time buyer? Btw, there are some beautiful bikes in here.
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'77 Centurion Lemans mixte.



Original except RD & shifters (upgraded from Shimano Positron system) and saddle. Lots more before & after photos here: https://s850.photobucket.com/albums/a...Vintage%20Red/
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Originally Posted by Chef Bigs
I have always been a fan of a mixte frame. I've just been nervous about buying one because I don't know exactly what to look for. Any pointers for a first-time buyer? Btw, there are some beautiful bikes in here.

Make sure the bike is ride-ready look for rust cracks or broken weld joints look at spokes are they all there? are some not screwed all the way in or too far in? missing spokes? bent spokes? rusted? look look look the more you look at old bikes the better you will get at seeing the Q quality.
I prefer high flange hubs especially if it is a 27 wheel, look at your super course and look at the lugs you should be able to see the same quality in a mixtie, There are some obvious one st stay away from but then there are the rare birds like a SEARS made in Italy? too cool!
You have a fine stable of bicycles can you look at them and say this is the best? are you sure? if so then you can judge a mixtie (IMO and I am in no way a mixtie expert) So I will leave any followups to the real experts. I got mine because I never had one so I can mark it off the list
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Originally Posted by Chef Bigs
I have always been a fan of a mixte frame. I've just been nervous about buying one because I don't know exactly what to look for. Any pointers for a first-time buyer? Btw, there are some beautiful bikes in here.
It's not just a matter of condition (original build quality, how it's been treated/stored since). Fit/geometry often catch people by surprise with mixtes. This will help you with what you need to know about getting the right vintage mixte.
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I like your chrome fenders and gumwalls and it being a 420L ...



I like your Trek 420L, I've been told by the local Trek dealer that the Trek Mixte is quite uncommon and mine being they first one they've seen in person. My 420L is original except for the fenders, tires, seat, and handle bar covering. It still rides and shifts like it was new. I'm not sure if they have any value as a collectable, but I know I think they are cool.
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Originally Posted by Rebecca19804
It's not just a matter of condition (original build quality, how it's been treated/stored since). Fit/geometry often catch people by surprise with mixtes. This will help you with what you need to know about getting the right vintage mixte.
Thanks for that Rebecca. Welcome to the world of C&V too.
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The last time I posted this the lady was my girlfriend and now I can say that this bike belongs to my wife...



Skipped some details before and am presently building up some even nicer wheels with high flange Record hubs as nothing is too good for my girl.

Shifters are NOS Sachs 7 speed indexed...



NOS Rival rear d and NOS Sachs 7 speed block...



Front d is a Huret Jubilee...

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The last time I posted this the lady was my girlfriend and now I can say that this bike belongs to my wife...
She's lucky in many ways!
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Here's my new-to-me Nishiki:

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Update I just got the uniglide hub final cog so she is on the road...
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Originally Posted by kc0yef
https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/1000975is.jpg/



TREK 42oL 420 420L
now NEW Shimano 105 hubs front and rear on LP18 Rims and some new tires 27 1:1/4

3T handlebars (Italy)
Specialized Stem

Simplex Down tube shifters and FD
Shimano Exage RD

Diacomp Brakes levers etc.

Avocet Seat Very Comfy

Sweet Quill pedals MKS??Campy copy???

its 53/54cm guessing

I have the original 1984 Malliard Helicomatic rear hub and 600 front hub now refurbished and of course new bearings but not using on this bike...

You asked about info on my 1984 TREK 420L mixte. You said you wanted to get it back to or close to original.

Wheels are belguim 27x1/14, handlebars are french, gears are all Simplex 6 rear/3 front. your brakes look original.

I bought this at a pawn shop 12 years ago for $49 and ride it once in a while. frame is taller than most mixties (mine is 54cm) and this TREK frame is very uncommon.1984 was the only year and blue 420 the only model. The frame was built for TREK in Japan and the bike was assembled by USA TREK using mostly French parts. I hope this helps.

I wrote a longer reply and it would not let me post directly to you because I have not reached 50 posts and my first reply was lost heres the 2nd try.





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Old 11-28-11, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by macman58
You asked about info on my 1984 TREK 420L mixte.
Thank you very much After much comparing and research I believe I have all the original parts.
Now I am upgrading some components to shimano
Shimano 600 F/R derailleur and shimano NOS shifters and the best part... since these came stock with the Helicomatic I upgraded to the next best difficult freehub a uniglide 600 with 105 hubs weinman lp18 and 36 spokes...
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Here's my Tour de Suisse Mixte RS 500 circa 1989

As you might expect mostly Weinmann components: Symetric calipers, bars, levers, rack, rims, guards. Shimano shifters, SR chain-wheel.



TDS is a small, quality maker, and this is an elegant machine to my eyes: )
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The wifes Mercier Mixte town bike, I'm not sure of the year.




1977 50cm Motobecane Mirage Mixte that I just cleaned up for a friend.



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My AD Vent Noir, finally finished, bought from Auchencrow a few months back. I kept all of the original bits in case I ever sell it which is unlikely.


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Wow Jonsan - That's got to be the baddest mixte on your block!

I am really glad you got it because as I can see, it will get some real riding time with you
In fact it looks like you're ready to take it touring up some mighty hills. The Austrian Alps perhaps? (JK).

PS - You need to fill us in on the details and post more pics.


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1982 Claud Butler Ladydale, butted 531 throughout, 27" wheels switched for 700C as 1 1/4" tyres don't clear guards, switch to 7sp indexed drivetrain at the same time. Was acquired mostly stock, minus Campy wheelset & B17, changes to cockpit made for city use, not touring.

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My 81 Motobecane Nomade II which I finished this past summer. It's a fairly unusual 56cm frame. It rides smoothly and feels solid even when loaded.




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Here's one I caught in the wild, it's brand new

and I'm not familiar with it.

The headbadge says "New Belgium." It looks like a nice little ciy bike with it's Nexus 3spd.

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