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Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)

Old 06-25-20, 03:05 PM
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That Mercier is an attractive bike; very stylish with the chrome forks and socks and the black accents. Nice looking handlebars too.
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Old 06-26-20, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sunnyone View Post
That Mercier is an attractive bike; very stylish with the chrome forks and socks and the black accents. Nice looking handlebars too.
Thank you, I think so too! Hopefully locals agree since I'm going to let this one go on the local craigslist.
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Old 07-02-20, 06:26 AM
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Here's my 86 Miyata 100M. I converted it from drop bar to upright. I changed the cranks to Shimano 660. Swapped the brakes for Mafac Racers and added Suntour levers, thumb shifters and derailleurs.




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Old 07-17-20, 08:35 AM
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My Trek 420L is currently on Marketplace.
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Old 07-18-20, 11:28 PM
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Fuji Special Road Racer. White. Mixti frame. available at the local bike coop. Paint is marginal but the bike appears to be original and intact.









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Old 10-03-20, 07:06 AM
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Not mine. TALL Raleigh mixte. I don't recognize the model but it looks like it might be taller than the 23" in the ad, despite the photo distortion.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...206777429.html

Woman’s Bike - $120



bicycle frame material: other/unknown
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
frame size: 23”
wheel size: other/unknown
Raleigh Woman’s bike in good condition, shifting and brakes work fine. Large frame size is suitable for 5’7” - 5’11”.
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1985 Schwinn Mirada with not a lot of original bits remaining. Around-town drop-bar dirt build.


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Old 10-11-20, 06:45 AM
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My wife's 1974 Peugeot U08. It came to us in excellent shape. Upgraded with new cables, new saddle, alloy 700c rims, alloy stem and bars, metal Huret shifters to replace the Prestige plastic, and Shimano/Suntour derailleurs. Rides beautifully, and is now much lighter.


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Old 10-11-20, 11:17 AM
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Not mine but I spotted this veey nice, and very original looking Mercier mixte in the city here in Rotterdam.

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Old 10-11-20, 05:33 PM
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apparently a Rhapsody. Didn't know that these were ever imported here!


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Not mine. TALL Raleigh mixte. I don't recognize the model but it looks like it might be taller than the 23" in the ad, despite the photo distortion.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...206777429.html

Woman’s Bike - $120



bicycle frame material: other/unknown
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
frame size: 23”
wheel size: other/unknown
Raleigh Woman’s bike in good condition, shifting and brakes work fine. Large frame size is suitable for 5’7” - 5’11”.
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Old 11-25-20, 01:24 AM
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Raleigh Mixte

I'm helping my friend to restore this Raleigh Mixte, I worked on a couple of Mixte frames but never seen one made with Reynolds 531 tubing. I only know that Raleigh Super Course Mk.1 and Mk.2 mixtes were produced with 531. Do you guys have any info on this frame? Would greatly appreciate any advice. it's a very decent frame, with 531, Suntour drop outs (my '72 Super Course doesn't even have a RD hanger), according to S/N is a Worksop built unit.



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Old 11-25-20, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jimijames View Post
I'm helping my friend to restore this Raleigh Mixte, I worked on a couple of Mixte frames but never seen one made with Reynolds 531 tubing. I only know that Raleigh Super Course Mk.1 and Mk.2 mixtes were produced with 531. Do you guys have any info on this frame? Would greatly appreciate any advice. it's a very decent frame, with 531, Suntour drop outs (my '72 Super Course doesn't even have a RD hanger), according to S/N is a Worksop built unit.



Nice! I want one of those.
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Old 11-25-20, 09:04 AM
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> ... apparently a Rhapsody. Didn't know that these were ever imported here!

This page suggests that they were, and seems to show the 23" version, called Rapide there: https://raleighbikedealer.com/1980-raleigh-bikes/
I think the high-tensile framed ladies models changed their names far more often that the specifications. They are fairly common in the UK with three mixtes owned by my family: 19", 21" and 23" (mine). The 19" frame has 24" wheels. The two smaller ones are blue, branded "Wisp" and the larger is black: "Ebony". All have similar specifications with steel-rimmed wheels, Weinmann side-pulls and Huret-Sachs ECO RD (no FD). At least, by '84 they had got rid of the cotter pins!

The 531-framed mixtes are rare here. I think I have only ever seen one.

Edit: The forum software seems to have messed up the link above. Edit https: to https: and it works.

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