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Old 08-31-11, 07:56 AM   #1
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Unidentified Mixte - Help Needed

Hello to All,

My name is John, live in Australia and i am new on here....new 2 this in general.

Being bored i thought i would revisit my youth and restore a bike so i purchased the 1st relic i saw on ebay last week for $30. The unidentified Mixte.
It came complete with a silver hand brush paint job, thus leaving no indication of brand/decal etc making this a mystery for me.

Component features (original ?) include -
alloy cranks - sq taper bottom bracket (japan bearing cups)
alloy weimann brake ass.
alloy wheels - front = command hub , rear = sachs orbit 2 speed hub with 6 cog cassette
sachs stem mounted shifters

The main identifying points are -
*Serial number stamped onto nicely crafted rear brake bridge plate which also mounts rear basket
*Left rear stay has keyed spoke / wheel lock welded to frame
*Brazed frame lugs
I have included some pics of the bike before and after, although the restoration isnt finished any comments or advice would be much appreciated.

I would like to thank you all in advance for your time in reading my post or for any help/advice you may have.
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Old 08-31-11, 09:39 AM   #2
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I've seen more of the curved top tube mixtes coming from France. It's not much help, I know.
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I saw mixte's like that in the Netherlands. The bent top tube and the chainguard look mighty familiar. It looks somewhat like a Gazelle or Bianchi, but the top tubes on those attach onto the seatstays rather than onto the dropout. The lugs are wrong for a Puegeot.
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Can't say what it is, but beautiful restoration.
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Hi to all and thanks again for your time and replies. Its make/brand certainly is a mystery but i must find out in order to finish the frame with correct type decals.
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Sort of looks like this old Chiorda I built up for a lady a while ago...


Other than that about the only other curved down tube Mixte I have run across would have been an old French Monfor that I sent to a new home years ago...

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