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Mhendricks 12-25-06 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by Machin Shin
Santa put this under the tree for my wife... A little red mixte. ;)

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6...2mediumtj1.jpg

Dante

Beautiful mixte! That's all I can sat about that.

Grand Bois 12-26-06 07:35 PM

Here's my wife's new Fuji mixte. It's a clickable thumbnail.
http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/59/559/...9atpRUu_th.jpg
It's mostly Shimano 600. The shifters are Ultegra bar ends converted to thumbshifters. I stained and shellaced the cork grips in an effort to match the B18 saddle. The fenders are zebra wood and purple heart. I still need to clean up and install the matching Blackburn front rack.

Here's a clearer shot:
http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/59/459/...9gqVhGm_th.jpg

raverson 12-26-06 10:06 PM


Originally Posted by Dirtdrop
Here's my wife's new Fuji mixte. It's a clickable thumbnail.
http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/59/559/...9atpRUu_th.jpg
It's mostly Shimano 600. The shifters are Ultegra bar ends converted to thumbshifters. I stained and shellaced the cork grips in an effort to match the B18 saddle. The fenders are zebra wood and purple heart. I still need to clean up and install the matching Blackburn front rack.

That thing is drop dead gorgeous!

Did you hand polish the rack and crank?

Lucky lady to have that puppy roll out from under the tree!

Grand Bois 12-27-06 08:14 AM

I took that picture with the camera I gave her for Christmas and it came out too dark. I'll take another one with my own camera and replace that one. Both the rack and crank were in very bad shape when I got them. I sanded the rack after I straightened it and finished it off with steel wool for a satin finish. I spent half of my Chirstmas vacation on that crank. I stripped it with oven cleaner, sanded it steel wooled it and then finished it on a cotton buffing wheel.

fender1 12-29-06 09:02 AM

Here is the mixte I just finished for my wife. I stole the idea from dirtdrop here on the forums!;) except I added a Nexus 7 spedd internal hub instead of a single speed. The fenders & rack are from a peugeot I trashed picked. She loves it!

[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ictures282.jpg[/IMG]

High Fist Shin 12-29-06 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by fender1
Here is the mixte I just finished for my wife. I stole the idea from dirtdrop here on the forums!;) except I added a Nexus 7 spedd internal hub instead of a single speed. The fenders & rack are from a peugeot I trashed picked. She loves it!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ictures282.jpg

I like the color. What make is it?

Dante

East Hill 12-29-06 09:10 AM

I think fender1 knows we've been discussing my next bike colour! That's very nice...

East Hill

High Fist Shin 12-29-06 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by East Hill
I think fender1 knows we've been discussing my next bike colour! That's very nice...

East Hill

It would seem so. Very nice color. Great bike.

Cheers!

Dante.

fender1 12-29-06 09:40 AM

Here is a pic that is in focus D'OH!:o


[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...nsPictures.jpg[/IMG]

High Fist Shin 12-29-06 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by fender1
Here is a pic that is in focus D'OH!:o


[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...nsPictures.jpg[/IMG]

Very nice!

Dante

High Fist Shin 12-29-06 09:45 AM

Here's a few more pictures of my wife's Lotus:
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2...2mediumnd7.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1...3mediumss0.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1...5mediumlz4.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1...4mediummn8.jpg
And the original pic:
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6...2mediumtj1.jpg

Dante

fender1 12-29-06 09:49 AM

VEry Nice!! Did you pick that up off of Philly Craigslist?

High Fist Shin 12-29-06 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by fender1
VEry Nice!! Did you pick that up off of Philly Craigslist?

Yes. I got lucky and was the first caller I think. I gave it to my wife for Christmas. It was a great price and the seller was a good guy. New bar tape, cables, housing and mechanically perfect.

The seller finds them, cleans them up, repacks all the bearing and replaces any worn components. He also offered a 1 year warranty on everything. Just the kind of guy I like to do business with. :D

Dante

East Hill 12-29-06 12:46 PM

Dirtdrop, that is a beautiful bike. I would know that my husband dearly loved me if he'd gotten me that bike. Of course, he doesn't know that I'm getting not one, but two RED mixtes! Not that he minds. Did you tell us where you got the zebrawood mudguards? Those are really nice. I may have to check them out for one or both of the new mixtes.

Fender1, that mixte looks even better in focus!

Machin Shin, fender1, and Dirtdrop, I hope that all your wives were properly appreciative of those bikes.

Gorgeous examples, all.

East Hill

Grand Bois 12-29-06 01:07 PM

East Hill

I got the fenders from cody6702 on eBay. If a set doesn't sell, he puts them back up at a discount. That's how I got them. They're 1 1/2 inches wide and are a very close fit with sidepull brakes.

fender1

I like the Peugeot fenders. You forgot the rear brake!

fender1 12-29-06 01:11 PM

7 speed coaster brake! Those crazy folks at Shimano....:D

East Hill 12-29-06 01:27 PM

I've put cody6702 in as one of my favourite sellers. I'll have to pick up a pair or two of those mudguards. Would you believe that I currently have only one bicycle equipped with mudguards?
He's got some brilliant pieces there.

East Hill

teambhultima 12-29-06 08:14 PM

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Happy Holidays!

I finished the '78 Schwinn Collegiate 3-spd just in time for Christmas! My wife loves it.
We should have fun this Spring riding with the kids through the neighborhood.
(That's my '74 Suburban 10-spd in the background. Both came from the same thrift.)

Best wishes for a wonderful new year!

fender1 12-29-06 10:45 PM

Would anyone be interested in a Motobecane mixte frame for the price of shipping? It is lime green and FRENCH, read a PIA to get parts for. Pm me and I will send a pic.

mastershake916 12-30-06 02:07 AM


Originally Posted by fender1
Here is the mixte I just finished for my wife. I stole the idea from dirtdrop here on the forums!;) except I added a Nexus 7 spedd internal hub instead of a single speed. The fenders & rack are from a peugeot I trashed picked. She loves it!

[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ictures282.jpg[/IMG]

Is it a grand prix?
If so I have one very much like it, nice bike.

Grand Bois 12-30-06 10:13 AM

It looks to me like a '76 Super Course.
http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/59/659/...9VNpklt_th.jpg

sbarner 12-30-06 12:09 PM

1973 P60
 
This isn't exactly a mixte, but it was Schwinn's finest in 1973. I purchased the bare frame a couple of years ago and built it up as original from the headset and seatpost down, with the exception of the pedals and rubber. The pedals are steel Campy instead of the stock alloy-caged version. The tires are still vintage, being the inappropriately named Clement Gentleman 27x1. Oh, and the rims are not correct, as I used a pair of Weinmann Concaves that I had kicking around and those were not available until 1977.

The stem is a 3TTT and the bars are modern alloy, with the finish polished off. The brake levers are blue Dia Compe, sized for smaller hands and the shifters are 2nd-generation Deore XT set to friction mode. Saddle is a Terry.

My wife absolutely loves this bike. She has some joint issues that make riding drop bars painful after a while. The tight, upright riding position that this setup offers feels great to her, visibility is excellent, it's easy to get on and off, and the bike is quite light. Index shifting would be nice, but so is riding an unusual classic. I would have preferred to use period correct bars and controls, but much of these components were what was on hand and the tourist levers of that era can't hold a candle to mountain levers in the safety department. The trickest component is the Campy DT cable stop / pump holder. The most outrageous is the Paramount headbadge that cost me almost as much as I paid for the frameset.

This photo was taken on the bike path in Stowe, Vermont.

Katzenjammer 12-30-06 01:46 PM

DD, your spouse's new mixte is totally stunning for sure. What bars and brake levers did you use? I can't believe how well they fit in with the overall look.

MnHPVA Guy 12-30-06 05:25 PM

Raleigh Mixte on Mpls. Craig's List $40.
 
Looks OK as-is, but maybe worth upgrading to make something nice.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/255341780.html

East Hill 12-30-06 05:49 PM

You know, I know I put out a call for a red mixte, but this is ridiculous! The Raleigh is very nice.

East Hill


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