RE: [CR] Peugeot Mixte?


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From: "Jerry Prigmore" <robinjer@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR] Peugeot Mixte?
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 13:57:20 -0700


Not trying to veer OT, but although mixtes never appealed to me before, but lately I've come to see their lines as aggressive and sleek in a way, and appreciate them more.

Has anyone seen this one on Cyclofiend?:

http://www.cyclofiend.com/ssg/2007/ssg092-robertlong0607.html

It's not outfitted the way Bob describes, and it would take me some getting used to taking off from a stop out of the saddle with the narrow bars, but it's a neat "hot rod" (to my eyes) style bike that makes me want to keep my eyes open for one.

Jerry G. Prigmore Clovis, California, USA

Larry wrote:
>Bob,
>
>Check out Cycles Retro Peugeot at
>http://home.wanadoo.nl/peugeotshow/
>
>These are mostly Dutch-language catalogs that have been scanned, and
>there's no text in English. Still, I've found it handy, and you can
>probably find a Dutch-English dictionary online.
>
>Cheers,
>Larry Chang
>Oakland, CA USA
>
>Stronglight49(AT)aol.com wrote: 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_
>(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