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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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Originally Posted by sunnyone
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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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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My Trek 420L is currently on Marketplace.
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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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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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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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Originally Posted by jimijames
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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> ... 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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Zombie thread bump....another "show us your mixte" thread has recently resurfaced, but this classic thread (also referenced in that other thread) has a deep history and is worth a revisit. Plus, I have a relatively new contribution to add. Here's a bike I finished rebuilding for my daughter this summer. I posted a build thread but never cross-posted it here in this "happy place." The frame builder is still a mystery (so any leads appreciated). Technically it's sport step-through rather than a mixte, but I hope the sticklers won't mind.





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That is very cool! I dig it a lot! Mixte with a Porteur bar and fully campy is something special!
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oh, I realized that I completely forgot to post pictures of the complete machine after almost a year! Raleigh Richmond Reynolds 531 mixte.
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Old 12-06-21, 11:57 AM
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This is one of the coolest mixties out there. A 1975 Motobecane Grand Jubile. Partial Reynolds 531 frame with nervex lugs, exotic Huret Jubilee shifters, front derailleur and long cage rear derailleur. The rest is standard European component mix from the '70s. Very rare.
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Here is the latest Peugeot Mixte . This one was in especially good condition when it was donated to the Bike Exchange. I often clear coat the frame but this one was so nice I just rubbed it out with white polishing compound and waxed it. I ditched the original stem shifters and put on these Sun race friction thumbies. I also replaced the broken plastic Simplex front derailleur with a Sun tour unit. The tires are 27 x 1 3/8" semi knobies. Must have been a donation. They give the bike a purposeful look I think.


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I;m not even lose to being a passionate amateur, but with the extra stays to the drop outs, it looks like an unusual mixte to me.

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Originally Posted by Shiseiji
I;m not even lose to being a passionate amateur, but with the extra stays to the drop outs, it looks like an unusual mixte to me.

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The twin tubes from the HT all the way down to the RDO's is the original, true "mixte" configuration, all others are derivatives.

The key take away is that "mixte" means universal, unisex, one for all, a utility bike for butcher, baker, candle stick maker, etc.




Mixte or Step Through Frame, which is it?
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Old 01-20-22, 11:37 AM
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How about a "mixtee"?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15132942904755

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Anyone looking for a Motor bacon? I'd be happy to facilitate.

Vintage bike - $90 (Arcata)

bicycle frame material: other/unknownbicycle type: cruiser
frame size: 54cm
wheel size: 20 in
A beautiful vintage bike for sale. Made in France by Motobecane. Needs some work.
New sit, bell and lights.

$90 downtown Arcata.
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Or perhaps a Pashley Princess? Not a mixte, but very classy and ready to ride.

3 Speed Pashley Princess - $400 (Henderson Center Eureka)






bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
frame size: Medium
wheel size: 700C
Wonderful classic English Roadster, in near-perfect condition. Made in England.

3 Speed Sturmey Archer
Sprung Brooks Leather Saddle
Cool vintage rod brakes!
Super comfortable geometry
Size fits a wide range of heights

These are becoming increasingly rare, especially in good shape.

$400 OBO

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I'm not sure calling it a Cavaletto makes it Italian.

Not yet done. 3x10 XT pods, XTR RD and FD, 105 crankset, Cane Creek calipers, Topeak rack. Looking for black fenders and then cable+chain.

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Not yet done. 3x10 XT pods, XTR RD and FD, 105 crankset, Cane Creek calipers, Topeak rack. Looking for black fenders and then cable+chain.
Sorry, how's the saddle staying up? I see a big hole where the clamp should be. Or am I missing something?
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