Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mixte For Sale-SOLD

PRICE: $3oo.oo (plus $55.00 shipping within the Continental U.S.)
Model: Panasonic Sport 1000
Dimensions: 48 cm seat tube
55.5 cm effective top tube length
24 inch standover height (immediately in front of the saddle nose)
29 lbs. with kickstand

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In this picture, the seat height is set to my riding position. I am 5'10" tall, and it would work fine for me.
This picture shows the lower limit of the seat height, appropriate for someone around 5 feet tall, or so.

One of the great things about mixtes is the flexibility of sizing. It is not necessarily appropriate to follow the same guidelines as you do on a standard frame. Some ladies who are the same height as me might run out of seat post adjustment, due to a longer leg:body ratio. But most people within the 5 feet to 5'10" range would be able to ride this bike, just fine.

The bars, in this position, give the bike a somewhat "sportier" look than standard, without putting you in an extreme "aero" position. They can easily be flipped, if your tastes run that way. I call this the "Pathracer" look.

The tires are 27"x1-3/8" cyclocross-style knobbies, mounted on alloy UKAI rims. They are ideal for sandy bike lanes, dirt roads and unpaved paths.

MKS Sylvan Touring Pedals connect your feet to the Sugino crank. The 12 speed drivetrain provides a wide range of gears.

Cork grips, and wine cork shift lever pads (each with a coating of honey shellac to protect from moisture), along with vintage tourist brake levers give the cockpit a classic air.
The price of $300.00 is for the bike, as built. Modifications can be made, at extra expense.