I'm enquiring for a friend who is looking for a nice campus bike for his daughter to take to Berkeley in a couple of weeks - she's been bitten by the vintage lugged mixte bug, but all that is for sale around here is what appears to be a UE18 in 103 tubing, which is, in fact, probably a little small:
I'd really like your advice whether that seems like a decent machine if anyone knows about those, but even more, if anyone has something mixtewise a little better - preferably in 531 or some such, I'd very much like to hear about it. She's a fairly long legged girl - inseam of 33" or so, so probably looking for a 54-56 in a frame - full bike even better I think.
Many thanks (and for all the splendid advice and information on this list), and happy new year.
regards, (and hopes he's got the format right for his first CR post)
Ben Power San Diego, CA