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Old 05-02-19, 10:28 PM
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How about a mixte in progress?

After my Soma got stolen, I started looking for a replacement and there were no stock frames that worked. The Soma sizing changed with the discs. And I had some fit issues that wouldn’t have be solved in either of my potential sizes. So I decided to go custom.

My bike is still in progress, but I thought this thread would be a great place to share a little of the in progress. My Sixth Law frame is in the final stages, waiting for some accessories!

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Old 05-22-19, 11:50 AM
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Motobecane Mixtes

As usual, lots of inspiring mixtes on this thread. Well, I'm into them too. It's irrational and I lose all value perspective when I see one listed on craigslist. I ride one too, a 56cm Peugeot that is the same size as my road bikes. And I've got another 56cm in a different color (currently stripped to the frame) in the queue for restoration.

Anyway, I've restored probably five Peugeot mixtes by now (and 3 or 4 other Peugeots), and four other mixtes brands either for friends or to flip. But lately Motobecanes have been coming into my life. I've got two road bikes: Grand Sprint, Grand Touring, and now these two mixtes. This is before restoration, although the green one is in better shape than any vintage bike I've restored to date. I'll be adding some Promenade bars, a Brooks B67 (of course), some Schwalbe HS159's, a rear basket, maybe regrease some things, but it's close to perfect as is. The yellow one needs a complete redo.

Will post "after" pix when done.

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Old 05-22-19, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
After my Soma got stolen, I started looking for a replacement and there were no stock frames that worked. The Soma sizing changed with the discs. And I had some fit issues that wouldn’t have be solved in either of my potential sizes. So I decided to go custom.

My bike is still in progress, but I thought this thread would be a great place to share a little of the in progress. My Sixth Law frame is in the final stages, waiting for some accessories!

There is a Soma Buena Vista Mixte for sale in the Colorado Springs Craigslist. Very nice looking bike I would be more then a little irritated if someone stole a bike like that from me.
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Old 05-22-19, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
After my Soma got stolen, I started looking for a replacement and there were no stock frames that worked. The Soma sizing changed with the discs. And I had some fit issues that wouldn’t have be solved in either of my potential sizes. So I decided to go custom.

My bike is still in progress, but I thought this thread would be a great place to share a little of the in progress. My Sixth Law frame is in the final stages, waiting for some accessories!

It is nice seeing a frame in w/o paint. Is someone making these top headtube lugs for twin laterals? Or is this being hand fabricated?

Nice looking frame.
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Old 05-22-19, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
It is nice seeing a frame in w/o paint. Is someone making these top headtube lugs for twin laterals? Or is this being hand fabricated?

Nice looking frame.
Thank you! Pretty sure my builder got the head tube lugs at Frambuilder Supply!

I have about 2-3 more weeks to wait.
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Old 05-22-19, 08:15 PM
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I have 2 of them the blue one is a Concord Mixtee the silver on is a Motobecane I think a 1976 Super Mirage.
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Old 05-22-19, 09:19 PM
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Centurion LeMans.
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Old 05-23-19, 03:15 PM
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Are these Mixtes .
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
After my Soma got stolen, I started looking for a replacement and there were no stock frames that worked. The Soma sizing changed with the discs. And I had some fit issues that wouldn’t have be solved in either of my potential sizes. So I decided to go custom.

My bike is still in progress, but I thought this thread would be a great place to share a little of the in progress. My Sixth Law frame is in the final stages, waiting for some accessories!


Sweet! What tubing is it?

Sweet! What tubing is it?
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Old 05-24-19, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
After my Soma got stolen, I started looking for a replacement and there were no stock frames that worked. The Soma sizing changed with the discs. And I had some fit issues that wouldn’t have be solved in either of my potential sizes. So I decided to go custom.

My bike is still in progress, but I thought this thread would be a great place to share a little of the in progress. My Sixth Law frame is in the final stages, waiting for some accessories!

Wow, that is nuts cool. Somehow I missed it until now. This bike deserves its own thread for sure once you get the finished frame. A custom high performance mixte frame is just not something you see everyday.
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Old 05-24-19, 02:54 PM
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Centurion LeMans.
I knew this one looked familiar! Saw a Craigslist post.
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Old 05-24-19, 03:39 PM
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I knew this one looked familiar! Saw a Craigslist post.
Yes, trying to move it. Has some nice brazing and pinstripe details.
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Old 06-01-19, 05:39 AM
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Mixties are awesome and I'm a manly man.
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Old 06-12-19, 05:43 PM
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I don't think I have posted the end result of my Gazelle Lausanne build yet.

Reynolds 531ST frame and fork with 42mm x 700C tyres and dynamo lights since this is supposed to be a year round commuter bike.
Changed the original Shimano SLX RC 3x7 drivetrain for a 1x9 Microshift with friction thumb shifter.

Upside down stainless steel North Road handlebars and Nitto stem. Mostly a mix of second-hand parts and some new classic looking parts.

Oh, and it's a 57cm frame.



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