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What Mixte frames are going to have a geometry similar to a Raleigh Sports?

Old 04-28-11, 05:51 PM
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What Mixte frames are going to have a geometry similar to a Raleigh Sports?

I picked up a nice 7-speed IGH wheelset that I was thinking about putting onto my Mt Hood but now I'm starting to think I might just want to build up the killer Mixte urban assault bike. I've been looking around at different mixte frames out there and notice that many of them have aggressive road-bike geometry and aren't really suitable for a comfort bike build. I don't want a witchy-twitchy bike. What I'm looking for is a nice relaxed dutchbike/ oadster feel.

Any specific mfg's and models I should look for or stay away from?
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i agree - i think the mixte geometry is road bike aggressive which is what i like - thats also why i feel drops are the best bar style for the mixte frame - anyway if u are looking for that urban assault feel - a mixte might need that need really well - throw on some bloodhound treaded tires and rip up wherever you like

as far as the most relaxed frame style i dont know if i could answer that though i'm sure someone else might have better knowledge
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Maybe a Raleigh Sprite mixte;
or the ever beguiling JC Higgins mixte;
I'd have to give the Raleigh Super Course mixte a serious look, too. Sorry, I don't have a link to one of those.
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I don't know about vintage, but my wife's new Soma mixte has a really long virtual top tube (58cm TT, 58cm ST), making it well suited for swept-back upright bars. 73 degree head tube and seat tube. It's super-comfy as an urban grocery getter, but we need to swap out the Brooks B17 for something wider, like a B72 or B67. I built the frame up around a Nexus red-band 8 IGH and 650B wheels:

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