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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 09-09-12, 07:38 AM
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OK..I see what you are getting at. Well, guess I messed up this thread!
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Thought I'd share pics as I finally have my new Velo Orange Montmartre handlebars on, and I think she's looking quite spiffy.


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My 1977 Motobecane Super Mirage. Found this on CL last year with quite a few parts missing. I still need to finish it off; I need a bridge cable for rear brake, need to install FD and all new cables and housings.
I think mine might be the same or really similar, don't really know about bikes. I got this at an estate sale for $20 a few years back. Sorry for the pic quality
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I picked this PUG up yesterday in Flint from a Fraulein. It's an early 80's that I think I will keep. In concours condition, just those ugly wheel reflectors need to go. It is just stands out among the many U-18s.

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Mrs. Gomango out for a ride with the German relatives.

On her Peugeot of course.

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Found this SuperCourse Mk II mixte on Craigslist over the summer. The frame and original pearly green paint look good, but most other original parts that were still on the bike when I bought it (aside from one welcome if puzzling substitution of a beautiful alloy TA "Dural Force" crankset and bottom bracket for the original Nervar steel crankset) were ...pretty rough. (Anyone looking for a Brooks B-17 saddle that can double as a taxidermied baby stingray left out on a Sahara sand dune since WWI?)

Here's the mixte turned out as a single speed/fixed gear city commuter after I replaced the saddle, seatpost, handlebars (the original drops having been apparently replaced with some crusty steel uprights wrapped in what might actually have been used mummy bandages), levers, and crankset (will be using TA crankset on my 79/80 Trek 714) and paired it with a generic, flip-flop 700c wheelset (its nothing special, but decent for commuting).







Unfortunately, even with the long and more versatile replacement seatpost that I used on the build, this mixte (20.5" C-T) is still too small for me (5'10" woman) to ride comfortably. So count me among those C&V fans still on the hunt for that vintage rarity of rarities: A tall framed, non-gaspipe step-through or mixte. But on the bright side, this build was lots of fun and taught me a few things....for example changing my opinion about Weinmann center pull brakes, which I thought I hated ("Yeah, they're historically accurate--But so's polio" I used to say). Truth is, now I kind of like them.
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Originally Posted by Uptown
Found this SuperCourse Mk II mixte on Craigslist over the summer. The frame and original pearly green paint look good, but most other original parts that were still on the bike when I bought it (aside from one welcome if puzzling substitution of a beautiful alloy TA "Dural Force" crankset and bottom bracket for the original Nervar steel crankset) were ...pretty rough. (Anyone looking for a Brooks B-17 saddle that can double as a taxidermied baby stingray left out on a Sahara sand dune since WWI?)

Here's the mixte turned out as a single speed/fixed gear city commuter after I replaced the saddle, seatpost, handlebars (the original drops having been apparently replaced with some crusty steel uprights wrapped in what might actually have been used mummy bandages), levers, and crankset (will be using TA crankset on my 79/80 Trek 714) and paired it with a generic, flip-flop 700c wheelset (its nothing special, but decent for commuting).

Unfortunately, even with the long and more versatile replacement seatpost that I used on the build, this mixte (20.5" C-T) is still too small for me (5'10" woman) to ride comfortably. So count me among those C&V fans still on the hunt for that vintage rarity of rarities: A tall framed, non-gaspipe step-through or mixte. But on the bright side, this build was lots of fun and taught me a few things....for example changing my opinion about Weinmann center pull brakes, which I thought I hated ("Yeah, they're historically accurate--But so's polio" I used to say). Truth is, now I kind of like them.
Very cool. I'd love to find a SuperCourse Mixte. Seems that was the only 531 Raleigh mixte, and they only offered them through '76, and only in 19.5 and 21.5.

Here's the Record mixte I did up for my GF:

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Perhaps of interest on my Univega Mixte experience.
page 25 of this Univega thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/374185-The-Unofficial-Univega-Appreciation-Thread!?p=14794655#post14794655


I did not know how to link directly to my individual post if that is possible.
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Old 10-02-12, 11:28 AM
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Just posted this in the orange bike thread and thought y'all could tell me about it! Bought it last year from the original owner. He said he bought it for his wife in about '74 and she hardly rode it. It had the original Goodyear (if i remember correctly) tires on it that we're falling apart. New rubber and it was good to go! Any info anyone can tell me is great.





Sorry this one is blurry, it says hand crafted in France


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Old 10-02-12, 11:32 AM
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Just realized how dirty it is....... Oops!!
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Old 10-04-12, 01:24 PM
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Hey All, I just wanted to share a picture of my first Mixte build. When I found her, she was covered in rust. I stripped it down to the frame and painstakingly scrubbed ever metal bolt & spring. Additionally, I managed to hand make some leather grips to top her off. However, I'm still trying to determine the exact year. There is no stamping on the BB shell. Nevertheless, it's a Raleigh Super Record (late 70's-early 80's?). Cheers!

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VO Belville Bars
Dia Compe Guidonnet Levers
Clarks Cartridge Type Brake Pads
Cheng Shin White Walls 27 x 1-1/4
Handmade Leather Grips w/Whiskey Bottle Cap Barends



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Old 10-09-12, 08:13 AM
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Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted pics of my mixte here!






This is a Shields Nishiki (1978? - I know they were only Shields for a year or two). The components were pretty crappy, so I switched them out of Shimano Arabesque. Also a new wheelset (Shimano 600 hubs, Araya rims), brand new pedals, and mtn bike shifters. I know the cable housing is craaaaazy long but it works fine (no bottom bracket guide thingy)! The (new) rack happily matches the fenders better than a shiny VO one...and for a quarter of the price! I definitely need a new brake hanger/guide thing. Mine is rusty and flexy.
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Really nice builds here. Giving me some ideas...
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Nice Job Rookgirl!

Might check those pedals.The bearings on mine were completely dry (no grease) out of the box.
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Nice Job Rookgirl!

Might check those pedals.The bearings on mine were completely dry (no grease) out of the box.
Ah, good to know. Can I get to them without taking the pedal off?
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Just finished building up this old Raleigh- rides like a charm!
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Originally Posted by oddjob2
I picked this PUG up yesterday in Flint from a Fraulein. It's an early 80's that I think I will keep. In concours condition, just those ugly wheel reflectors need to go. It is just stands out among the many U-18s.

those reflectors are cool!
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Peugeot Mixte i just picked up from a buddy. Needs some TLC.

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Originally Posted by maggiemaggie
Just finished building up this old Raleigh- rides like a charm!
I almost missed this because the thumbnail was so small! That is one of the nicest mixtes I have ever seen --what a beauty! Wonderful.
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Thank you so much! Here's a larger version of the photo.



It's an 80s Raleigh Reliant- the whole thing was a mess when I got it, but the paint was flawless. I added:

white 27" CSTs
Honjo hammered fenders
copper MKS pedals
honey/copper B17 special saddle
copper Crane bell
VO Montmarte handlebars
Dia Compe inverse brake levers
Cinelli cork tape + amber shellac + twine
VO constructeur rear rack
Swiss army panniers

I really like this bike! It's perfect to ride around Brooklyn.
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Originally Posted by Estanislado
Hey All, I just wanted to share a picture of my first Mixte build.
Estanislado,
In a thread of outstanding mixtes, yours still stands out. Beautiful bike and beautiful work. Is that a Brooks Pro?
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Originally Posted by maggiemaggie
Thank you so much! Here's a larger version of the photo.



It's an 80s Raleigh Reliant- the whole thing was a mess when I got it, but the paint was flawless. I added:

white 27" CSTs
Honjo hammered fenders
copper MKS pedals
honey/copper B17 special saddle
copper Crane bell
VO Montmarte handlebars
Dia Compe inverse brake levers
Cinelli cork tape + amber shellac + twine
VO constructeur rear rack
Swiss army panniers

I really like this bike! It's perfect to ride around Brooklyn.
Those copper pedals are great! Lustworthy!
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Just picked up this 70s CCM Mixte on Saturday. It cost me a breakfast at the local diner. I love the CCM chainring design. Its rideable but needs some work with the shifter and cables.




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Originally Posted by maggiemaggie
Thank you so much! Here's a larger version of the photo.
It's an 80s Raleigh Reliant- the whole thing was a mess when I got it, but the paint was flawless. I added:
white 27" CSTs
Honjo hammered fenders
copper MKS pedals
honey/copper B17 special saddle
copper Crane bell
VO Montmarte handlebars
Dia Compe inverse brake levers
Cinelli cork tape + amber shellac + twine
VO constructeur rear rack
Swiss army panniers
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Lovely bike RookGirl. Can I ask if it has 27" rims or 700c? I'm guessing the frame is designed for 27" and you've converted to 700 and used some longer break calipers? it's a stunner...
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