Re: [CR] Replacement of my mixte underway: VINTAGE PEUGEOT CADRE ALLEGE BICYCLE 52 CM FRAME & FORK 390179081026

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From: "henox" <henox@icycle.net>
To: "damien roohr" <droohr@comcast.net>, "Jon Spangler" <jonswriter@att.net>
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:18:53 -0800
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Replacement of my mixte underway: VINTAGE PEUGEOT CADRE ALLEGE BICYCLE 52 CM FRAME & FORK 390179081026


Damien asked:

"What are the advantages of a mixte frame? For what sort of riding are they best suited? What is about the design that makes them a preference for some riders? One observation is that they seem to have predated the fashionable (last 12 years or so) sloping down tube by several decades! (and yes, I did google advantages bicycle mixte frame but did not find the info particularly insightful."

Tony Oliver's excellent book "Touring Bikes - A Practical Guide" devotes seven pages to a discussion of women's frames and compares different designs including mixte.

Hugh Enox
La Honda, California USA
where it is raining today