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Mixte to gravel?

Old 04-11-20, 07:51 PM
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Mixte to gravel?

I just picked up a nishiski mixie with the goal of turning it into a " light gravel ". Just fell in love with the unique frame and have read post's for turning 70s~80 bikes into gravel bikes. Hopefully it will work without costing to much. Anything is possible with enough money and hopefully with time I can locate various used part to Frankenstein my new project into something fun ! Anyone in this community rebuild a mixtie ? Thank you in advance....hey it's just a fun challenge for me 🤪
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Building vintage gravel-type bike

Good quality mixte frames?

Centurion Lemans 12 mixte reimagined

Show us your mixte (mhendricks' new happy place)
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Not yet. But the older I get, the more low step-over height appeals to me.
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Thanxs for the links

Thanxs, so helpful
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Bought my daughter an old Bianchi mixte. She hasn't ridden it, preferring the bike she won several years ago. The frame is a little small for me but man does that thing ride nice. Better than the box store model she normally chooses.

There is something inherently elegant about a true mixte. I can see a light gravel bike as you would like, easily done.
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Originally Posted by MNHarv View Post
Bought my daughter an old Bianchi mixte. She hasn't ridden it, preferring the bike she won several years ago. The frame is a little small for me but man does that thing ride nice. Better than the box store model she normally chooses.

There is something inherently elegant about a true mixte. I can see a light gravel bike as you would like, easily done.
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I don't know how it will develop, but I know I'm excited!
i was able to get good seat height, replacing the drop bars with bull bars.... probably will need to decrease 27" wheels to 26" so that I can get s beefier footprint.
And then the brakes, they need replacing and should be a challenge....but the lugged co moly frame is so cool.

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