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Old 02-07-22, 03:47 PM
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Haha! Thanks!
Full story on my (dormant) blog: velovoice: Operation Body Swap: RESULT
I love them both. Though admittedly Lorelei gets ridden every day whereas Petra only on "special occasions".
Edited to add a link to the story of how I came to have two. https://velovoice.blogspot.com/2015/1...-were-two.html

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Originally Posted by Rebecca19804
Haha! Thanks!
Full story on my (dormant) blog: velovoice: Operation Body Swap: RESULT
I love them both. Though admittedly Lorelei gets ridden every day whereas Petra only on "special occasions".
Edited to add a link to the story of how I came to have two. velovoice: And Then There Were Two
Awesomesauce! I'm reading your blog from the beginning; kind of over all the testosterone, and yearning for more female voices. Thanks for the link.
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1988 Raleigh Portage (Canadian) rebuilt for a client three or four years ago. She now enjoys an ebike so I'm sure it will be resold. I've not seen another like it.



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78 or 79 Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte, just finished up,



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Originally Posted by bamboobike4
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.
I found a white rack on CL. Opinions?
"Should I stay or should I go now?"
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4
I found a white rack on CL. Opinions?
"Should I stay or should I go now?"
If it's nice, get it!
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Originally Posted by daverup
If it's nice, get it!
It's a Cannondale rack, but in great shape. Wants $70, but we'll see.
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1969 Gitane Gran Sport Deluxe




And now for something completely different



It has a 3 speed Shimano rear hub too . I just haven't hooked it up yet.

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Originally Posted by bamboobike4
It's a Cannondale rack, but in great shape. Wants $70, but we'll see.
That does seem a bit much. Might also affect the color choice on the fenders.
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Originally Posted by daverup
That does seem a bit much. Might also affect the color choice on the fenders.
I was sort of hoping for black fenders between the white wheels and rack....?
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4
I was sort of hoping for black fenders between the white wheels and rack....?
I thought the white rack would go well with the frame, then I wasn't sure about black fenders. You'll probably see it better later on.
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My late 70s UO18c

Acquired this bike in rough shape to scavenge parts for a friendís UO9 restoration. After I cleaned it, I saw that it had good bones and decided to fix it up and make it my about town bike.

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Originally Posted by Sactown_Albert
Acquired this bike in rough shape to scavenge parts for a friendís UO9 restoration. After I cleaned it, I saw that it had good bones and decided to fix it up and make it my about town bike.

That is delightful, I would have considered new blue bar tape as an homage to the earlier Peugeots that were Blue with yellow lugs and livery.
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This week I have been cleaning up a 1982(?) Japanese built Raleigh Gran Sport. This bike uses a High Ten Japanese frame and components and is nothing especially fancy, Just a well built 29.5 lb. utility bike.
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Finished this 1970 Super Course for my youngest a couple weeks ago. Pic was taken before rerouting the brake cable.


It looked like this when I imported it from Maine after Turkey Week.


My oldest found it in a thrift store for a whopping fifty cents. That kid is a consummate bargain hunter. I couldn't save the Blumels or the Brooks B67, just too far gone. I did think about saving the Maine kickstand hanger but decided it was too much trouble.


Just not worth the time.
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Originally Posted by Force
Found this recently. Mostly original except for a few items (rims, cockpit) and looks like it was hardly ridden.

This beauty belongs to my wife now. I’m going to gear it for Cino.. I have an early set of Dura Ace “double” brake levers and thinking of using a center pull caliper on the rear as shown below. Looks like this bike originally came with the rear side pull though. I really want to thank Force for the transaction again and the extraordinary packing job.

Link to a link of a Gary Fisher road test:
Road Test/Bike Review (1976) AUSTRO-DAIMLER Vent Noir






added: Now we have his and hers Vent Noirs


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majmt That is a very nice Mixte, great score! Force is a great guy to buy a bike from, I bought from him a couple of months ago.
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UPDATE: Question re: triple or double.


I'm having issues with the Deore 10-sp shifter moving the RD across the XTR 10-cog range. I think I know the issues, but I'm having 2nd thoughts on the triple.

I also need to drill, tap threads, and mount an under-BB cable guide for the FD, as the frame was set up for full cable and an FD with a cable stop, and had no cable guides under the BB.

I have a nice Ultegra double crankset and FD that I think may work better, and I can expand the rear cassette to make a compact double work almost as well.

What sayest the mixte minds?
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Cliff Pratt mixte restoration before bike build

A Cliff Pratt (English lightweight) mixte frame I bought on eBay a few years back finally went under a frame update for cantilever brakes and Shimano Alfine 11 gear hub. Frame has been thoroughly cleaned, media blasted and professionally refinished in bicolour pearl white and blue. Soon will be built up...



Cliff Pratt mixte 1960s



Reynolds 531 tubing



Ornate lug



Fine brazing job



Head badge



Preparing...



Frame refinished in pearl white and blue



Forks updated with studs for cantilever brakes and refinished in pearl white and blue



Frame updated with studs for cantilever brakes, cable routing for gear hub and pegs short Zefal pump



Cable routing detail
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Originally Posted by Hilander
A Cliff Pratt (English lightweight) mixte frame I bought on eBay a few years back finally went under a frame update for cantilever brakes and Shimano Alfine 11 gear hub. Frame has been thoroughly cleaned, media blasted and professionally refinished in bicolour pearl white and blue. Soon will be built up...



Cliff Pratt mixte 1960s



Reynolds 531 tubing



Ornate lug



Fine brazing job



Head badge



Preparing...



Frame refinished in pearl white and blue



Forks updated with studs for cantilever brakes and refinished in pearl white and blue



Frame updated with studs for cantilever brakes, cable routing for gear hub and pegs short Zefal pump



Cable routing detail
You can't show off all this beautifulness and not say who did the new brazing and painting. And it is you, then take a bow, it's amazing.
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4

I'm having issues with the Deore 10-sp shifter moving the RD across the XTR 10-cog range. I think I know the issues, but I'm having 2nd thoughts on the triple.

I also need to drill, tap threads, and mount an under-BB cable guide for the FD, as the frame was set up for full cable and an FD with a cable stop, and had no cable guides under the BB.

I have a nice Ultegra double crankset and FD that I think may work better, and I can expand the rear cassette to make a compact double work almost as well.

What sayest the mixte minds?
Yeah good luck with the double-triple 10s shifting issue, a lot going on there. As far as the FD goes, before you go drilling, I've done this twice now to good effect. I installed a downtube cable clamp on the seat tube to get the cable stop when complemented with the lower downtube cable guides. It has been "set it and forget it" on both bikes, one of which is a mixte.

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Originally Posted by mechanicmatt
You can't show off all this beautifulness and not say who did the new brazing and painting. And it is you, then take a bow, it's amazing.
Well, I wish I could do such things. But that's no secret anyway; the frame job was done by a talented Hungarian custom builder Andras (Andras Horvath), who makes frames under his own brand, Hunor Bikes (https://www.facebook.com/HunorKezmuvesKerekpar) and occasionally also does repair jobs on what's worth.

As for some more details on the Cliff Pratt mixte, apart from adding braze-ons to this frame, the rear spacing also was set to 135mm to take the Shimano Alfine11 gear hub by removing the original brake bridge and setting the stays to size in order to have them remain straight, and then a wider brake bridge was brazed into place.

Paint job was done by GriN (David Polak), probably the most professional bicycle painter in Hungary (https://www.facebook.com/bicyclepainting/).

For the whole story I should add, that actually there is a "his" bike accompanying the Cliff Pratt but its an off-topic, regular frame, so I post only one photo here. It's an ultra rare 1947 Holdsworth Cyclone De-Luxe road-path, being updated similarly to the Cliff Pratt:



1947 Holdsworth Cyclone De-Luxe Road Path
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