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  1. #1
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    Aug 2010
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    She's here! The Mixte has landed :)

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    I picked up the Dawes this afternoon. I need to take her back to the shop tomorrow because the rear fender is twisted. I decided not to ask there and then because the young man who was serving didn't know how to adjust the tilt of the saddle....

    Anyhow, the bike is gorgeous. I love it. Steel frame, 7 gears, and just so much fun. She is called Minnie (the Moocher) because I was singing the Cab Calloway song all the way home. I'm going to take a road-trip next week to a dealer that has both Dawes bikes and Brooks saddles to seek out a new saddle, as the one on there is not to my taste, though luckily it's not uncomfortable. The cream tyres didn't stay cream, but I don't care.

    Here are a handful of photos, not great, but I'll update when I've sorted a new saddle.
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    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2009
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    Very pretty bike! She looks like so much fun.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


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  3. #3
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    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
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    she's BEAUTIFUL, hebe!!! LOVE her!! Can't wait to see her all decked out. Congrats!!!
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    Location
    Rowland Hts, CA
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    Love the colors!

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    2012 Specialized Amira Elite, upgraded carbon handle bars, Jett saddle 143mm switched to 145mm 2012 Selle Italia Max SLR Gel Flow saddle

    2011 Specialized Ariel Sport,suspension post,Serfas Rx Women's Microfiber saddle

  5. #5
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    May 2012
    Location
    Maryland
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    BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!! Enjoy decking her out and riding her.
    2013: Riding a Dolce sport compact for fun and a vintage Jetter with cargo rack for commuting

    www.bike-sby.org: A network of concerned cyclists working to make our city more bicycle friendly.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2010
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    Wilts, UK
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    Thank you all

    I'm starting to wonder how much of a setup the bike shop did. I checked the tyre pressures this evening, as the rear one felt a bit low at the shop but the guy said that everything had been checked. The rear pressure was half what it should have been. I'll check again in the morning in case there's a slow puncture. And the front wheel doesn't rotate entirely smoothly, it's catching very slightly, and stops dead after a few spins. I know it was a cheaper bike and a shop floor model, but even so I'd still expect the tyre pressure to be right. I'll ask them to check it over tomorrow. It wasn't my regular bike shop, needless to say.
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  7. #7
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    Mar 2010
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    She is pretty!! And I like how you haven't wasted time putting your purse in the basket

    Muirenn, nooooo. I'm looking for an around the neighborhood bike and as soon as I saw the pictures I thought, "Oh, that's one to check out." Bummer its not in the states.

  8. #8
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    Sep 2006
    Location
    Central Indiana
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    So pretty, hebe!!! I hope you and Minnie have many happy miles together!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

  9. #9
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    She's lovely!
    An English countryside dream!
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  10. #10
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    Florida
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    I love the color!
    2013 Kirk Frameworks JK Special/Selle Anatomica
    2012 Gunnar Sport/Brooks B17
    2001 Calfee Tetra Pro/Selle Anatomica
    1984 Raleigh Sport/Brooks B66

  11. #11
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    Hebe, she's beautiful! Wishing you miles of smiles with her and it sounds like you already have a head start on the smiles. Sounds and looks like a fun bike.
    Bike Writer

    http://pedaltohealth.blogspot.com/

    Schwinn Gateway unknown year
    Specalized Expedition Sport Low-Entry 2011

  12. #12
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    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wilts, UK
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    On my route to town today The fender is now fixed, I forgot to ask about the front wheel rubbing. I am besotted with this bike, it's just such a pleasure to ride. I rode home with paper, bread, potato cakes, half a dozen eggs and my leather jacket in the basket and everything made it back intact. I'm trying to track down a bike shop with womens Brooks saddles in stock now.
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    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  13. #13
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    Aug 2011
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    What a gorgeous ride! I love the color!

  14. #14
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    Mar 2012
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    Hi Hebe,

    Hope you're enjoying the bike - she's pretty. I wanted ask a question: How tall are you and did you get the 17 or 19 in?

    Thanks.

  15. #15
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    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wilts, UK
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    Hi, I'm a smidge under 5ft6 and I bought the 17inch frame. It's a good fit for me.

    Thank you I absolutely love the bike, running errands is so much more of a pleasure now, and the relatively low price and the lack of quick releases mean that I don't mind leaving it locked up in town. I am always getting smiles from people when I ride it, although in many cases the smiles are from men of a certain age smiling fondly at the bike. I don't mind.
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

 

 

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