Re: [CR] Motobecane Mixte


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Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:58:42 -0600
From: mitch harris <mitch.harris531@gmail.com>
To: billydavid13@comcast.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Motobecane Mixte


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:45 PM, <billydavid13@comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi all. I just want to add my 2 cents worth. I'm a big fan of Motobecane
> mixtes built this way. It's a superior design to the typical full twin
> laterals and much nicer execution. That's all. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL;
> USA.
>
>

"Superior" in stiffness? Any advantage over a full twin lateral would be limited by the seat tube/lateral joint which is little different from a full twin lateral design. This design doesn't have the advantages claimed for the Herse style with its single tube from head tube to seat tube.

I like it though. It's a nice variation.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "mitch harris" <mitch.harris531@gmail.com>
> To: "Richard G. Elmendorf" <Elmendor@uwyo.edu>
> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:27:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR] Motobecane Mixte
>
> Interesting drop tube that I haven't seen before. Halfway between the usual
> twin tube method and the Herse single tube mixte method.
>
> Mitch Harris
> Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa
>
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Richard G. Elmendorf <Elmendor@uwyo.edu
> >wrote:
>
> > I have posted pictures of the bike at
> >
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/44121241@N05/sets/72157624603600268/
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dick Elmendorf
> > Longmont, CO, USA