I would have to disagree 100% with both of you. Since the word means mixed it can mean any things. Some people would say it means mixed tubing meaning twin-lateral tubes, but it can also mean a mixed design. The Automoto frame is 99% the same tubing and parts as the standard frame, thus it is a mixed design frame. Until someone can come up with a legitimate and factual historical document that says a mixte frame has only twin-laterals I think using the term mixte to describe a step-through design is just fine. best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Loves and builds mixte frames in Vancouver, B.C.
On Monday, Oct 31, 2005, at 16:02 US/Pacific, Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
>> I would like to suggest that this frame is
>> not a mixte. It seems to be a standard
>> ladies frame design. A mixte as I learned
>> it was a "semi" ladies frame...
> I have to agree with Ted, 100%. Consider what "mixte" means:
> i.e. "mixed" or "mixture" - or as Ted describes it, a "semi"
> ladies frame...
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)