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  1. #1
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    Show us your mixte!

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    Got this idea from Sandra's thread and a similar one was on bike forums. Some beautiful mixtes there! I'll post a pic of mine when I get home tonight.
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    Smile Tentavely named "le Velo Verte" and I hope I'm spelling this right

    My new/old mixte fixie (with flip flop hub)
    Last edited by Trek420; 05-12-2012 at 01:21 PM.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
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  3. #3
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    oh East Hill, where are you??
    Mimi Team TE BIANCHISTA
    for six tanks of gas you could have bought a bike.

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    Mimitabby, you enabler, you!

    Here's my 1980 Centurion LeMans:



    1980's something or other Raleigh:





    1985? Nishiki Sport:



    These are bikes I currently own...

    East Hill

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    well, I just bought it, and technically, I don't have it yet, but she is MINE! I hope I did OK.

    "Chisel praise in stone; write criticism in sand."

  6. #6
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    Here is the one I sold last weekend. A Bianchi. I loved it, but it was really uncomfortable to ride as it was huge on me. I sold it to a college student who I think loved it as much as I did. (But I put your Brooks on my road bike Lisa!)
    Last edited by uforgot; 05-02-2010 at 06:14 AM.
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    East Hill: I've seen your posts on the "other" forum about mixtes...you are one of the reasons I've become so interested in them! Love seeing all of them together. Absolutely beautiful! Can you tell me what kind of bar tape you have on the centurion? It looks brown, and I can't find any brown for my "new" Nishiki other than cloth tape or the Brooks leather, which I'm considering.

    Sandra...that's a mixte! I love it. Details? What kind and where did you find it?

    Trek: The full pic with the cactus and flowers is great. That bike is simply gorgeous! Kind of nice seeing the result after reading all of your posts as you pulled it all together.
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    Yes, the Raleigh is actually too large for me as well...anyone need a nice red Raleigh mixte?

    Edit: Thank you, uforgot! I do love my mixtes . I've had two others, another Nishiki Sport (a later year) and a beautiful blue Peugeot (which was given to a member of the 'other' forum). The Centurion does indeed have brown cloth tape. It's just brown cloth with a sticky back--not shellacked down even. It is original to the bike, too. When I went to purchase the bike (from a CL ad in Portland), the gentleman selling the bike had a matching men's version. I tried to entice my husband into wanting it, but no go. Too bad...if I'd known better I would have gotten it anyway. It was his size, AND it had bar cons. Live and learn!

    East Hill
    Last edited by East Hill; 10-05-2007 at 08:43 AM.

  9. #9
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    Ummmm.... this thread is dangerous. Now I want one!

  10. #10
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    I already wanted one. Must not go to LBS today... Need another week or two of saving.

  11. #11
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    Torrilin
    Mixtes are not that easy to find. there is not a single one on Ebay nor is there one on Craigslist in my area.
    and about the Brooks brown leather tape? I have it on my bike. it was expensive, but it is WONDERFUL!!!!
    Mimi Team TE BIANCHISTA
    for six tanks of gas you could have bought a bike.

  12. #12
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    There ARE some on ebay, but you can't type in Mixte. Typically they are called women's or ladies bikes. I rarely find that someone calls it a mixte. Here are some on ebay right now.

    Gitane

    medalist

    Fuji


    I'm sort of liking that Fuji myself. I go to Road Bikes, complete bikes and frames and type in (wom*,lad*) All auctions that begin with wom (women,woman,women's) or lad (ladies) will come up. These three are just on the first page. I'm sure there are more. And I look at ALL bikes listed as women's and ladies on St. Louis craigslist. Mixtes come up quite often.
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    Oh my gosh. I hope I have not messed up. The one I got is a 53 cm. My road bike is a 52. Hubby's is a 54. I can ride both.

    PANIC. I hope it is not too large.
    "Chisel praise in stone; write criticism in sand."

  14. #14
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    Another one

    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    whew. I feel better. That one is much more expensive than mine.
    "Chisel praise in stone; write criticism in sand."

 

 

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