Re: [CR] Motobecane Mixte


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Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:25:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: billydavid13@comcast.net
To: mitch harris <mitch.harris531@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTikBGvR037utXw2UN_WbMJzyBT+R9A+wQ5qH9PmN@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Motobecane Mixte


Hi Mitch. I've got nothing to go on here in the way of, say, facts or knowledge, but I have to think the top tube/head tube juncture makes a less flexible frame than one w/ full twin lats. Certainly better looking. Billy [been wrong so often it feels like right to me] Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.


----- Original Message -----
From: "mitch harris"
To: billydavid13@comcast.net
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Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:58:42 PM
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
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> http://www.flickr.com/photos/44121241@N05/sets/72157624603600268/
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dick Elmendorf
> Longmont, CO, USA