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Old 04-15-07, 07:47 AM
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very cool! reminds me of an early motobecane frame.
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My Mixte to add to the mix...;o) a 1977 Motobecane Grand Touring
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Originally Posted by alicestrong
My Mixte to add to the mix...;o) a 1977 Motobecane Grand Touring
In Champagne.

I've got a '77 Grand Touring in the diamond frame, Gun Metal Grey. My 30th anniversary with this bike is coming up, and I just picked up a companion mixte, also Gun Metal Grey, but it turns out to be a '76. Pics of both will appear one of these days.

Yours looks very well-cared for-- are you the original owner?
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Is it called Champagne? No, I'm not the original owner...and I have to say, the bike is a bit "rougher" than it appears in the photo.( A nice Brooks saddle improves any bike, don't you agree?) I bought it from someone with absolutely no appreciation for it. It had a thick, hard layer of grease over most of the components, a broken generator light hanging off it, a mountain bike seat, BMX grips and two bald tires! Luckily, I enjoy cleaning things up and thought it was a "diamond in the rough"...

Yes! Let's see your Motos! I have a 1985 Mirage, also.
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Originally Posted by alicestrong
Is it called Champagne?
Yes, two colors were available for the Grand Touring that year-- Gun Metal Grey, and Champagne.


No, I'm not the original owner...and I have to say, the bike is a bit "rougher" than it appears in the photo.( A nice Brooks saddle improves any bike, don't you agree?) I bought it from someone with absolutely no appreciation for it. It had a thick, hard layer of grease over most of the components, a broken generator light hanging off it, a mountain bike seat, BMX grips and two bald tires! Luckily, I enjoy cleaning things up and thought it was a "diamond in the rough"...
I'm glad it went to somebody who appreciates it. Yours is beautiful!

Yes! Let's see your Motos!
One day soon, before my 30th anniversary in June....

I have a 1985 Mirage, also.
I'm not 100% sure, but that may have been the last year of production. Supposedly, they ceased production after 1984, so maybe yours was leftover from the previous year? Or maybe they produced some in 1985? Not sure.
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Old 05-03-07, 06:39 AM
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I believe my 85 Mirage was the tail end of the "Made in France" Motobecanes. It's a charcoal-grey metallic...cromoly frame with Huret rd....very nice quality.
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A 1973 CCM 3spd that I picked up for the wife. It has Sturmey-Archer hub and good solid chrome.
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Nice $50 Mixte on Mpls Craig's list.

Very nice $50 Bridgestone Mixte on Mpls. Craig's list.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/324800055.html

Hard to tell in the photo but I think that it's the same color red I had on my Bridgestone 500. It looked so great I was often asked if it were custom paint. So I assume it's the same year, 1985 IIRC. By then, Bridgesones imported into the US were all well designed and very nice. Well worth upgrading to nicer components.

If Jane wasn't convinced that she already has too many bikes, I'd snap it up.
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Old 05-05-07, 08:10 AM
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Just picked up a myata mixte needs restoration
I may build up for my daughter.

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Old 05-05-07, 09:11 AM
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Here's a $30 Centurion Cavaletto I picked up a few days ago. Pretty nice for a Taiwanese Centurion.

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Anyone here want to see a Huffy Aerowind?
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Old 05-05-07, 01:44 PM
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Anyone here want to see a Huffy Aerowind?
If it's a mixte, absolutely. You mean Huffy made a mixte?

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Originally Posted by East Hill
If it's a mixte, absolutely. You mean Huffy made a mixte?

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Yes, I'll show post it very soon.
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Old 05-08-07, 01:03 PM
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On eBay now:

Alex Singer mixte

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Old 05-12-07, 09:30 AM
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That's sooo purty...
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A huffy aerowind, been at the shop for a while:


And this one's mine, a raleigh grand prix when it wasn't quite done yet:

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Old 06-03-07, 04:32 AM
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Will wonders never cease? A Huffy mixte...and it's quite nice looking to boot.

Has the Huffy been upgraded, or is it just a cleaned up original?

The Raleigh looks pretty clean already .

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Old 06-03-07, 08:54 AM
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Newest addition..."a "before" shot as I just picked it up and it needs alot of work! 1977 thereabouts Raleigh 10 speed mixte Sprite...

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Love the colour and matching fenders...ooohh.

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I think it has potential. I've always wanted a Raleigh. This one is sooo rough I would have passed if it hadn't been a Mixte!! I know YOU understand...

No brakes, very faded paint, rust galore...

Is that "Raleigh green" by the way??
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Is that "Raleigh green" by the way??
My first adult bike was a 1970 Raleigh Record. It was bronze green. If that bronze green is what people mean by "Raleigh Green," this bike isn't "Raleigh green." You might be able to see an example on Retro Raleighs...
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Originally Posted by East Hill
Will wonders never cease? A Huffy mixte...and it's quite nice looking to boot.

Has the Huffy been upgraded, or is it just a cleaned up original?

The Raleigh looks pretty clean already .

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As far as I know it's all original, some of them had cool aero-style brakes, but not this one.
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I got a couple of better pics of my wife's Peugeot Mixte. I love the color.





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Old 06-03-07, 08:25 PM
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Very nice...I like the color also.

Are those the white Motobecane saddlebags that sell on eBay?
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Jeunet Franche-Comte lugged steel copper colored 10 speed found last Saturday, $4. Have since cleaned and greased the quill and seat post. Found out the bike will fit me fine. The large 27x1-1/4 tires and sprung saddle give it a very comfortable ride. Needs fresh lube and some more work before I can put many miles on it. May add fenders and a water bottle cage.

Could it be a 1978 model? I found "78" stamped into the head tube, just under the headset. Don't see obvious date codes on the parts (MM Atom skewers, Samir Saminox steel rims, Mafac "Racer" center pulls, Guid quill, Simplex plastic derailleurs, Solida steel cranks, Lyotard pedals, Huret spoke protector, Crown saddle, Pletsoher rack, Greenfield kickstand, and a Sedis chain).
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