Many Mixte bikes were designed or built with the thought that swept back upright bars would be used - that changes everything as such a bar puts the rider quite upright and compensates for a long top tube.
> Let me just warn everyone that just because a bike is of the "Mixte" design,
> it does not necessarily have a short effective top tube (which is what you are
> seeking to best accommodate a "typical" female proportions of short
> Make sure to measure it before making assumptions...
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
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