Thursday, July 2, 2009
Frankenstein rides Again!
Although not nearly as cool as this beautiful example of a Mixtie bicycle, I have been working on a old Univega mixtie. Jack from Red Bluff left it here after the last swap meet, sans wheels. I've recently received a 700 wheel with a 6-speed freewheel from Fire Captain Ausbo. Even though it was originally a 27" wheeled bike, I found a rear brake that will allow enough adjustment to land the brake pads on the 700 rim walls instead of the tire sidewalls. I have been late nights down in the laboratory and am getting ready to unveil what I call The 27-Hundred Mixtie. The bike has a 27" wheel on the front, 700C in the rear. Curiously reminiscent of a modern, sloping geometry bike-look.