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Old 12-30-06, 09:24 PM   #1
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How about some women's frames?

Not wanting to hijack the mixte thread, I would like to see some classic and vintage women's frames (or other "drop down" top tube) other than mixte here. I guess another term would be "step thru" for these frames.

As I mentioned on the mixte thread I had some pics here a few years ago of my laser-blue '73 Raleigh Sports that I restored and modernized but that bike got stolen.

I recently acquired an Giant RS920 lugged-steel bike. It's supposedly has never been ridden but has a little bit of "shop wear". I would like to know how old it is (I'm guessing late '80s or early '90s). Before warm weather arrives I want to lose the 52t chainring and just make it a five or six speed and get upright h/bars and mtn bike brake levers. The crappy picture here was taken in my dingy basement and doesn't really do it justice.
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Old 12-31-06, 12:37 AM   #2
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Here's a few that have passed through my hands at one time or another, in no particular order (exclusive of mixte's). All thrift shop, garbage, or garage sale rescues:

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Nice bikes, gentlemen!

I have only the one curved tube bike:

The odd thing about this bike, and the mixte, is that when I go to ride them I still throw my leg over the non-existent top tube. Even when I am wearing a skirt I do that. Makes me laugh to myself when I realise what I have done. Weird.

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1984 Schwinn Le Tour

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My dearly departed 1966 Schwinn Breeze, now braving the streets of NYC under the butt of a college co-ed! She fell in love with it the first time she laid eyes on it, so I can't complain. At least I have the photos to remind me (I'm still coping with the loss, obviously):

And a 1980 Schwinn World Sport I found on the curb. Sold it for $20...just too many projects and too little time. This bike needed a reconditioning, but was in great shape otherwise:

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Here is the one we "won" as the door prize at the 2006 ABCE tour It was a perfect fit for my wife with the 17" frame size. It is a 1972 Raleigh Colt with a TCS III hub

I have a couple others but no pictures yet.

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