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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 01-09-12, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
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.

Marc

New Belgium Brewing (Fat Tire Ale, etc) company from Ft Collins, Colorado. They issue a limited number of bikes every year and have done so for 10+ year, plus a bunch of other promotional stuff. Most of those bikes have been fat tire cruisers but I think those have run their popularity course. Time for something different. They also run/sponsor the Tour de Fat.

their store:
https://shop.newbelgium.com/store/mer...&Store_Code=GG

various imageshttps://www.google.com/search?q=new+...w=1280&bih=902
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Old 01-14-12, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by rickpaulos View Post
New Belgium Brewing (Fat Tire Ale, etc) company from Ft Collins, Colorado. They issue a limited number of bikes every year and have done so for 10+ year, plus a bunch of other promotional stuff. Most of those bikes have been fat tire cruisers but I think those have run their popularity course. Time for something different. They also run/sponsor the Tour de Fat.

their store:
https://shop.newbelgium.com/store/mer...&Store_Code=GG

various imageshttps://www.google.com/search?q=new+...w=1280&bih=902
Thanks, Mystery solved, and I tried some Fat Tire Ale yesterday, double score!

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Old 01-28-12, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
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...

Sweet -- looks like some new shifting and derailleur hardware.

I was going to go Simplex on my wife's Peugeot Mixte, never saw the Sachs-Huret before looks interesting.

Love those corky-leathery looking grips.
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Old 01-31-12, 08:36 PM
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Jonsan, I just love your Vent Noir.

Really enjoyed all the pics and the stories.

I recently acquired a Puch/Austro Daimler Michelle from an ebay seller. Not sure yet as to the year but the paint is excellent and decals intact and looks to be original with very little ride time. Will need the typical maintenance before riding but look forward to a simple rehab. Thinking of some form of fender and pannier system that will compliment the look.

I passed up the mixtes years ago because I wanted a "serious" bicycle so I would be on par (well sort of) with the boys.
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Old 02-01-12, 01:37 AM
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Just recently got this bike in a a two bike bundle deal. It looks nice and seems to have almost all original parts. I'm not too familiar with mixte bikes or the name. Any body know a little about this one? Thanks

Raphael Geminiani 1000 mixte.

- Huret downtube clamp shifters.
- Huret front derailleur.
- Hurect Allvit rear derailleur.
- Simplex crank.
- Mafac brakes and brake levers.
- Pivo stem.
- Maillard high flange hubs on 27" rims.
- IDEALE 6 leather saddle.
- Lyotard pedals.










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Old 02-01-12, 10:47 AM
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I am really enjoying this thread and I like the mixte frames a lot.

I helped a friend set up a Austro Daimler for his wife and have set up
a Univega Sportour mixte with double butted tubing for my wife.

It's a nice frame but has quite a few paint chips and scrapes so eventually I would like to get it repainted or powder coated into a color of her preference.

Most mixte's I see in pics have the non-road 'swept back' more casual style of bars
and I like that look better myself over the road bars.

Saying that, I set my wife's up with road bars because we wanted to do 'longish'
frequent rides of 30 miles and up to 40 & 50 miles occasionally I did not think at the time I built it up the non-road style of bars
would offer as many hand positions for a longer ride so I went with road bars.

What do you folks think? Do you are your riding partners do any 40 or so mile rides
with the non-road style bars and find them acceptably comfortable?

7 months later my missus has about 1400 miles on the Univega and regularly
does 30 miles and has done a handful or so 40 milers and a couple of 50 milers on it.

She is liking the road bars pretty well and they are obviously working for her.

Thanks folks.
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Old 02-01-12, 11:03 AM
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I have a couple of 'works in progress'

I saved this from the dump. It doesnt look any different today(still in pieces). An 80-something PH 18(57cm)



I started working on this Bridgestone almost a year ago, as a future bike for my Daughter. She won't fit into it for another year to two, so we can decorate it up between now and then. She likes the color.

The day I brought it home



Current form

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Old 02-01-12, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rideorglide View Post
Sweet -- looks like some new shifting and derailleur hardware.

I was going to go Simplex on my wife's Peugeot Mixte, never saw the Sachs-Huret before looks interesting.

Love those corky-leathery looking grips.
Sachs bought Huret when the European component industry was collapsing... the French and Italians dominated the market for most of the 20th century until the Japanese came along in the 70's and were able to make better components at lower prices. Simplex was a giant until they failed to keep pace with technology and although they caught up in quality by the end of the friction era, they never made the transition to indexed shifting.

Simplex's predilection with Delrin plastic on their Prestige derailleurs did not do them any favours either... they are extremely lightweight and work well but did not stand up well due to fragility.

For some years derailleurs were branded as Sachs / Huret and they seemed to have designed a fairly decent indexed system with the Aris / Rival, the Huret name was then dropped and Sachs was then acquired by SRAM as they were not selling as many derailleurs as they were hub gears.

The Rival shifts very crisply and I really like the shifters as they have a quality feel about them... having taken them from their original packaging I know these cost a good deal more than their Japanese counterparts.

The Jubilee hearkens back to the early 70's when Huret was still doing well and is the mate to the fabled Jubilee rear derailleur which is a grail item for many as it is one of the lightest and most beautiful derailleurs ever made. The front derailleur is also one of the lightest front derailleurs you will ever handle.

145 grams...



My wife does not like friction shifters and if I had a Jubilee rear it would go in the display case... they are a little gem.
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Old 02-01-12, 01:55 PM
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Wow,
Never knew Rafeal made a mixte version.You have a nice little gem there,somewhat rare.
Originally Posted by graphicsnack View Post
Just recently got this bike in a a two bike bundle deal. It looks nice and seems to have almost all original parts. I'm not too familiar with mixte bikes or the name. Any body know a little about this one? Thanks

Raphael Geminiani 1000 mixte.

- Huret downtube clamp shifters.
- Huret front derailleur.
- Hurect Allvit rear derailleur.
- Simplex crank.
- Mafac brakes and brake levers.
- Pivo stem.
- Maillard high flange hubs on 27" rims.
- IDEALE 6 leather saddle.
- Lyotard pedals.










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Old 02-02-12, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
I have a couple of 'works in progress'

I saved this from the dump. It doesnt look any different today(still in pieces). An 80-something PH 18(57cm)

I started working on this Bridgestone almost a year ago, as a future bike for my Daughter. She won't fit into it for another year to two, so we can decorate it up between now and then. She likes the color.

The day I brought it home
Really like your copper pipe stand. Great to hear about bike project with your daughter. I rebuilt & upgraded a vintage Trek for my daughter about 3 years ago & she is still riding it.
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Old 02-03-12, 02:46 AM
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Thanks Michael! unfortunately, I'm selling the bike on ebay at this time. I got this bike in a package deal with a Carlton Catalina and don't have use for it.

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Old 02-03-12, 05:32 PM
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Old 02-03-12, 05:33 PM
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My 650B french Mixte bike!
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Old 02-06-12, 06:44 PM
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Anyone know what this is?

I'm thinking 70's Raleigh. Serial number is unreadable. English bb threads.
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The Miyata is my wife's and the Raleigh is my daughter's.

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Not a Mixte. Needs 3 sets of stays for Mixte classification.
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Old 02-12-12, 06:42 PM
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I'm building a Mixte for my daughter.
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Old 02-12-12, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
I have a couple of 'works in progress'

I started working on this Bridgestone almost a year ago, as a future bike for my Daughter. She won't fit into it for another year to two, so we can decorate it up between now and then. She likes the color.

The day I brought it home



Current form

Question on your 200: I have the same model, but the first top tube stay (the one about six inches behind the head tube) does not have a hole in it to allow me to run a center pull brake; instead, the hole is tangent to the ground/straight up and down. Is yours the same, or was my frame messed up during assembly?
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Originally Posted by jonsan View Post
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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I am not sure how I missd this but that is a beautiful machine! I had a few sleepless nights after it was offered to me but the timing was just awful! she sure seems to be in great hands now.
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Originally Posted by The MAX View Post
Not a Mixte. Needs 3 sets of stays for Mixte classification.
Even though this rivbike.com Bombadil does not have a slanting top tube,
where does it fit into frame style classification since it has 3 sets of stays?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/3230614...n/photostream/
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Originally Posted by smoothness View Post
Question on your 200: I have the same model, but the first top tube stay (the one about six inches behind the head tube) does not have a hole in it to allow me to run a center pull brake; instead, the hole is tangent to the ground/straight up and down. Is yours the same, or was my frame messed up during assembly?
My frame is the same as you described. If you put some thought into it, you might be able to fabricate/find some sort of cable stop that would mount in that hole.
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Originally Posted by smoothness View Post
Question on your 200: I have the same model, but the first top tube stay (the one about six inches behind the head tube) does not have a hole in it to allow me to run a center pull brake; instead, the hole is tangent to the ground/straight up and down. Is yours the same, or was my frame messed up during assembly?
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My frame is the same as you described. If you put some thought into it, you might be able to fabricate/find some sort of cable stop that would mount in that hole.
I think Smoothness is looking to simply thread the cable and housing through the first bridge and then use a stop at the rear bridge. although I have no idea what he intends to do with the cable guides, unless they are alreadt hacked off.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I think Smoothness is looking to simply thread the cable and housing through the first bridge and then use a stop at the rear bridge. although I have no idea what he intends to do with the cable guides, unless they are alreadt hacked off.
BG, there is only one bridge ahead of the seat tube, which would have to be used as the stop. The only other bridge is just behind the seat tube, and would be a mounting place for the brake.

The above picture might, or might not show what I am describing
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Originally Posted by yarper3 View Post
Even though this rivbike.com Bombadil does not have a slanting top tube,
where does it fit into frame style classification since it has 3 sets of stays?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/3230614...n/photostream/
Well I wouldn't classify it as a Mixte, but I'm not sure what to call it. It looks like some old French constructeur/porter/camper bikes I have seen. They were built with the extra stay, but still with a horizontal toptube, for heavy duty. Check out this thread.
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^ If the bridge's hole is drilled vertically, can't you simply mount an appropriate version of a rear cable stop with a bolt/nylock nut? The Surly one would look great there.
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