Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hybrid Mixte

I am not sure that my wife's old Raleigh Record can be called a true mixte, because it doesn't have a double top tube. So sorry, if I got anyone excited about this. A little bit of digging (thanks once again to Sheldon Brown, rip). is a pretty cool collection of old Raleigh bikes. Will put in some photos and other info when I get more time.


Rat Trap Press said...

I remember reading an argument about what constitutes an actual mixte (it really doesn't matter). Your wife's bike is definitely not a standard girls frame which makes it interesting to bike nerds like ourselves. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.


Big Oak said...

I like it because it is a really well built machine. Raleigh did a nice job with the lugged frame and they used quality components.

Jon said...

My understanding is that it is the 3 stays in back which constitute "mixte-ness", regardless of the type of top tube.

Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.