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Old 07-04-20, 10:53 AM
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ISO mixte (step-thru) frame or bike

My dad is 91 and rides regularly (a 1990's Diamondback hybrid), although he's been having trouble getting his leg over the top tube lately. I am looking for a mixte-style step-through frame or complete bike for him. The ideal would be exactly what he has now (700x40 tires, triple crank, indexed grip shifting) but with a step-thru frame. Shipping would be to Minnesota. PM me, thanks.
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My dad is 91 and rides regularly (a 1990's Diamondback hybrid), although he's been having trouble getting his leg over the top tube lately. I am looking for a mixte-style step-through frame or complete bike for him. The ideal would be exactly what he has now (700x40 tires, triple crank, indexed grip shifting) but with a step-thru frame. Shipping would be to Minnesota. PM me, thanks.
Soma Buena Vista Disc looks nice.
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Old 07-11-20, 04:00 PM
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A Norco Scene isn't exactly what you're asking for, but there are several different models/price points - all with a step-through frame that may fulfill his needs (sorry I can't link it - I'm too new to post links) .
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Old 07-16-20, 08:00 AM
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A while ago, I build my in-law (75+ year old, 4' 8", 142cm) a 15" step-thru aluminum frame road/hybrid $80 on eBay.
Only 17" frames are available now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/392817866782
I put 24" rear wheel with disc brake, 650 front wheel with light carbon fork, 148mm crankset.
2x8 drivetrain. Under 20 lb. (9 kg.) even with kickstand.

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Old 07-16-20, 10:14 AM
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FYI "Mixte" is a specific frame design, more a step over , line of top tube runs from top of head tube to rear axle.

often with 2 thin (1/2")steel tubes the whole way..

(72) I'm using a smaller wheel folding bike for it's ease of mounting ..

Perennial cycles is a Brompton dealer in MN. https://www.perennialcycle.com/ and many more styles and brands..






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Old 07-16-20, 04:36 PM
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Hence I didn't specify Mixte frame.
For $80 aluminum step-thru frame.. I think it's a good enough deal to overlook the Mixte.
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