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browngw 12-30-13 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by WNG (Post 16367558)
I note the rear brake caliper's position is placing an undesirable angle to the straddle cable.
You can achieve a straighter and less stressed path by mounting the caliper beneath the bridge.
Many mixtes from that era had done so. ie. Schwinn Le Tour.

WNG, you certainly make a good point and I remember when I put it together putting a tiny bit of silicone grease at the cable exit. The bike is just put together and not ridden or tuned so now is a good time to consider changes.

For comparison, I checked my 1983 Raleigh Sprite mixte and a similar angle exists. Both were original bikes so I'm assuming thats the way they were designed.

To mount below the bridge, the caliper would have to be flipped and the wheel force would be in the opposite direction. Would this create another problem? Open to suggestion, anyone want to chime in?

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WNG 12-30-13 02:40 PM

The wheel force will not be an issue, as some model road bikes and mixtes came designed that way. Your only issue would be clearance, ie. fenders.

browngw 01-01-14 10:57 AM

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Tried the flip of the brakes and the cable exit angle is better and actuation is a little smoother and easier. Not sure that it looks as nice, but appears to work better. Riding it in the spring will tell.

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LeicaLad 01-01-14 07:11 PM

Pixie Mixte
 
It's for 24" wheels. My on-going efforts to create a bike to entice the mrs to ride. Earlier efforts, the bike was too big.

SO:

We begin with a frame:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa6a9166d.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps0d2711f9.jpg

Then LOTS of lipstick on this little piglet:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps2f94d1e9.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps75d9f8ad.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps40f8828c.jpg

The wheels had to be built. Finding the 540 rims was a challenge, too.

The parts are mostly what I'm finding in my parts box. I must be keeping all these for a reason . . .

gilbert_dizon 02-11-14 07:37 AM

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90s Bianchi Advantage Mixte

Bicycle Type: Commuter/Touring
Weight: 22 lbs/10 kg
Size: Medium
Color: Celeste Green

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction: Lugged steel
Frame Tubing Material: 4130 CrMo
Fork Brand & Model: Spinner
Fork Material: Threaded 1" CrMo, unicrown crown

Components
Component Group: Shimano Deore XT/STX-RC Mountain Mix
Brakeset: Shimano STX-RC cantilever-brakes (front) XT BR-737 (rear) Shimano Deore XT ST-M737 Dual Control Levers
Shift Levers: Shimano Deore XT ST-M737 Dual Control Levers 8-speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus 28.6mm dual-pull, E-type
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT RD-739
Crankset: Shimano Deore XT FC-M737 42/32/22 170mm
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN70 sealed cartridge type
BB Shell Width: 68mm Length overall: 110mm
Pedals: MKS MT Lite
Rear Cogs: Shimano CS-HG51, 8-speed, 12-32
Chain: Shimano IG-51 6/7/8-speed, 116 links-333g
Chain Connector: KMC Missing Link 6/7/8-speed
Seatpost: Uno aluminum 250mm x 26.6mm, 250g
Seatclamp: Kalloy quick-release
Saddle: Giant by Velo
Handlebar: VO Postino-ish aluminum 560mmx25.4mm aluminum
Handle Grips: old school rubber, black
Stem: Kalloy AL-222 Riser Quill stem aluminum 1"x 25.4mm
Headset: Tange FL-500 S Threaded 1" Light Alloy

Wheels
Front Hub: Shimano Deore XT HB-M737 36H 110mm silver
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore XT FH-M737 36H 8 speed 135mm silver
Rims F/R: WTB Dual Duty XC 700C 622-18mm CNC sidewalls with eyelets 32H Presta converted to Schrader, aluminum
Tires F/R: Michelin Trans-World City 700x35C Puncture Protection with reflective sidewalls
Tubes F/R: Duro 700x32-35C Schrader valve
Spokes: Asahi Godo stainless steel 700C 14g
Spoke Nipples: Asahi Godo stainless steel

Accessories
Stainless steel fenders
Stainless steel basket
Trans-X silver aluminum cable hanger
Specialized e-cage water bottle holders, silver aluminum 4.5cm

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363836

dck 02-11-14 07:59 AM

Nice small mite. Is that a Reynolds 531 decal on the seat tube?

LeicaLad 02-11-14 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by dck (Post 16486057)
Nice small mite. Is that a Reynolds 531 decal on the seat tube?


Definitely NOT. This frame, like most of the mixte frames of this era, are a decent tubing, but not high-end.

This is what leads to my "lipstick on a piglet" comment re: the components. But, being small, the frame is light and responsive.

Of course the key is "fit", and for my small rider this is good.

I'll return and post a better photo of the decal, but it ain't Reynolds.


Edit: the image

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps3b44e770.jpg

rickpaulos 02-17-14 02:00 PM

If Reynolds were alive today, his "intellectual property rights" lawyers would be all over that decal. http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

unaleona 02-25-14 03:33 PM

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Here is my brand new to me Univega Maxima Sport! I'm sure there will be modifications along the way, but wanted to show it off.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366007

Sixty Fiver 04-01-14 08:52 PM

Worked on my wife's Peugeot UE19 today, the old road double was replaced with a triple and a new / old front derailleur to handle the range.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...apug%20(1).JPG

sedover 04-24-14 03:42 AM

Just a quick note:

For those of you in the Metro Detroit area there will be a mixte meetup (perhaps more than one if there is support) on June 21, 2014. More information can be found here and here. On the second link go to the events page and page through to event date to find the details. Hopefully, we'll see some of you there.

oddjob2 04-24-14 04:27 AM


Originally Posted by sedover (Post 16697777)
Just a quick note:

For those of you in the Metro Detroit area there will be a mixte meetup (perhaps more than one if there is support) on June 21, 2014. More information can be found here and here. On the second link go to the events page and page through to event date to find the details. Hopefully, we'll see some of you there.

Had this announcement been out last week, I would have imported this from NJ:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f...0/DSC_1095.JPG

I think I have a tall Moto or Raleigh Sprite to ride instead.

Lascauxcaveman 05-24-14 09:53 PM

Good day working the queue, for me. In the last 24 hours, I reconfigured my $100 Clunker challenge bike to sell (ie. get rid of!), fixed flats on my fixie and my Super Course, packed and shipped a couple of eBay sales, pulled my Peugeot Vagabond down from the shelf, swapped the cheapo Kendas for the Paselas I got for it, then straightened its slightly bent RD hanger (finally) to my satisfaction... then I finally finished putting together my wife's Peugeot UE-18 mixte. (Now where did those Kenda gumwalls come from?) ;)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...n/DSCF0034.jpg

Original running gear, including the chain, probably. Delrin holding up OK so far (crosses fingers)
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF0040-1.jpg

Cockpit is all non-original, but probably works better. It came to me with some very rusty steel Shimano stem shifters, which I replaced with some Power Shifters from the Box o' Crap game. If I ever get my wife to actually ride this thing, I'm sure she'll like these better.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...n/DSCF0037.jpg


http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF0033-1.jpg

irwin7638 05-25-14 04:45 AM


Originally Posted by sedover (Post 16697777)
Just a quick note:

For those of you in the Metro Detroit area there will be a mixte meetup (perhaps more than one if there is support) on June 21, 2014. More information can be found here and here. On the second link go to the events page and page through to event date to find the details. Hopefully, we'll see some of you there.

I put it on my calendar.

Marc

Michael Angelo 05-25-14 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by LeicaLad (Post 16374154)
It's for 24" wheels. My on-going efforts to create a bike to entice the mrs to ride. Earlier efforts, the bike was too big.

SO:

We begin with a frame:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa6a9166d.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps0d2711f9.jpg

Then LOTS of lipstick on this little piglet:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps2f94d1e9.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps75d9f8ad.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps40f8828c.jpg

The wheels had to be built. Finding the 540 rims was a challenge, too.

The parts are mostly what I'm finding in my parts box. I must be keeping all these for a reason . . .

Good looking build, It would look great with LF hubs.....

LeicaLad 05-25-14 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by Michael Angelo (Post 16789959)
Good looking build, It would look great with LF hubs.....

I'm guessing you mean HF hubs. . . meaning that fabulously revitalized pair you did for me earlier this year?

True, indeed. I built these in time for Christmas, tho. I wanted to go HF, but timing didn't work.

It still amazes me to count up all the "lipstick" on this little pixie. Note the Campy Euclid pedals, too. . .

We like happy mixtes, eh?

:-)

rdlange 05-26-14 11:26 AM

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Well, these are mixtes. Grocery bike and ride around, but I never can go out without finding or buying stuff, so the Peugeot also had to get equipped for hauling. The trek bars are an experiment.

hassouni 06-06-14 09:20 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C...o/IMG_9266.JPG

Picked up today off semi-local Craigslist. Super clean, excellent condition. My new city bike!

the Classic Fuji site would suggest it's a 1980. Fuji 441 chromoly steel, aluminum hubs and cranks, 12 speeds, Suntour shifters and Suntour-made derailleurs, Dia-compe brakes. Pads are super thick and brake well, shifting is relatively smooth (still not used to friction shifting). By far the best condition CL mixte I've seen.

DorkDisk 06-09-14 03:26 PM

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Hello mixte lovers, this is a (mid 80s?) 50cm Univega Supra Sport that I fixed up for my girlfriend who hasnīt ridden a bike since the last millenium.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=386177http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=386179http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=386180http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=386176

I swapped the drops for generic high rise bars to make the position more upright.

Suntour XC Pro brake levers replaced the glorious wings of turkey. I then debated using the stem mounted shifters because they turned out to be so beautiful but opted to use a pair of XT thumbshifters so she could shift from the grip. Expecting to use friction mode, I
was mildy surprised to see that indexing works with the 5sp rear. Its a shifter that was removed after about 15 years of use so it is pretty worn out.

Luckily the 165mm crank is a 110 BCD so I put on a worn Shimano SGX 46t and a Vuelta 36 to replace the chromed steel 52/40 - which provide friendlier gears for beginners, as well as SnappierShifing (TM)

Finished it off with a newish WTB saddle + kraton grips I had laying around. Original Suntour AR2 derailleurs, freewheel, SpokeProtector, pedals, Diacompe calipers, and Nitto stem

Jay gale 06-16-14 03:14 AM

That univega and Fuji look sweet, nice one

sedover 06-16-14 04:22 AM

Just a reminder for those in the metro Detroit area.


Originally Posted by sedover (Post 16697777)
Just a quick note:

For those of you in the Metro Detroit area there will be a mixte meetup (perhaps more than one if there is support) on June 21, 2014. More information can be found here and here. On the second link go to the events page and page through to event date to find the details. Hopefully, we'll see some of you there.


jarle 06-22-14 08:47 AM

Got this 1981 DBS mixte a couple of weeks ago. DBS is a Norwegian brand, and DBS is an abbreviation for "Den Beste Sykkel" - "The Best Bicycle" in English.

Forgot a classic "before" picture, here it is a bit later:

http://barx.org/diverse/dbs/herresykkel_2.jpg

Black is the colour of choice:

http://barx.org/diverse/dbs/herresykkel_2_02.jpg

New fork, handlebar, brake levers etc to follow...

genspec 06-25-14 09:18 PM

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1978 Raleigh Grand Prix as it was when it arrived. Currently dismantled and mostly sanded for a respray before being "reinvigorated". Original paint was not good and all decals were damaged. Black and lime green me thinks ...
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Velocivixen 06-25-14 09:58 PM

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My 1987 Miyata 112. Note the brazed on shifters on the downtube. All components are original, however this bike normally sold with drop bars. These bars/stem appear to be those of the 100 model. No rust and appears to have been ridden little and housed indoors.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389529 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389530 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389531http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389533

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389536. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389537

autoteacher 06-26-14 12:40 AM

Just checked tracking and the seat for my Peugeot Mixte should be delivered today.

Pictures later.


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