[CR] Peugeot Mixte?


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From: Stronglight49@aol.com
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:35:07 EDT
Subject: [CR] Peugeot Mixte?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


I have never owned this style of bike, but have often been tempted. Stepping over the low cross bar with heavy winter boots would have been great during an uncommonly snowy winter, like the one I just experienced. So, call me stupid, but I just bid on and won this eBay auction (Item number: 200125525803) for what appears to be an early to mid 80s bike in very nice condition.

With its basic Peugeot tubing, I suspect the bike weighs around 27-30 pounds. I especially like the rear center-pull brake treatment. For the low price I paid, even Honjo mudguards would be within a modest budget.

I think this bike would build up as a nice city/shopper with Moustache bars, French Touring bars or even left with the original drop bars. In any case, it may give me a good excuse to buy the Amish-made basket panniers and front basket seen on the Velo-Orange web site: http://veloorange.com/bapaandba.html . Gee, if only I had a small dog to carry around in that front basket...

Does anyone have a catalogue which might show this model to help me estimate the true age of the bike? And, any comments are welcome, of course.

Thanks! Bob Hanson, Albuquerque, NM, USA

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