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BICYCLES Mixte 1


This is Jennifer's bicycle. It is a basic mid-1980s entry-level road bike made in Taiwan – but the mixte frame is what caught my attention. I found the bike on Craigslist, cleaned it up and removed the decals (for that MUJI” feeling...), upgraded to aluminum rims to save weight and improve braking, removed the front derailleur and the large chainring to simplify the drivetrain, and added a rack, fenders (with a front leather mud flap), and a brass bell for some class!







FRAME / FORK:

1986 Biscayne Custom mixte – lugged 1020 steel / 1020 steel; original red paint ”decals removed”

HEADSET:

Chromed steel

HANDLEBARS / STEM:

Aluminum “North Road”, rubber contour grips / aluminum quill

WHEELS:

KK King Kong steel hubs, steel spokes, Araya aluminum rims, Serfas FPS tires

DRIVETRAIN:

Sakae Ringyo (SR) SA – 38t w/ outer ring chainguard, Shimano Uniglide freewheel – 14-28t, Shimano 105 SC rear derailleur, Shimano indexed thumb shifter, TYC chain

PEDALS:

Union 685 Classic rubber block

BRAKES:

Dia-Compe centerpull 610 / 750, Shimano BL-R440 levers

SADDLE / SEATPOST:

Sprung vinyl touring / chromed steel

NOTES:

Wald rear rack, SKS fenders, Velo Orange mud flap, ESGE kickstand, Japanese brass bell



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