As I have mentioned scores of times in the past, I love mixtes! I know their suppose to be for the ladies, but I just feel they are far too cool to be squashed with gender specificity. In fact, I recently retired my sweet Magna 24″ MTB as my main train station commuter and brought up in its place a free agent acquisition from last season—an unidentified French mixte. Suffice it to say, I was thrilled with today’s entry when I saw that I’m not only dude secure enough in himself to cruise around town on a girls bike! This cherry 1981 Fuji Grand SE Mixte is courtesy of its owner and rider, John P.
I found this on Craigslist and use it at work to ride during my lunch break. It is a fun bike with 441 steel tube frame, Dia Comp center pull brakes, Sugino Tourist crank, SunTour Comp-V front derailer and VX-S rear derailer, Ukai steel rims and Sunshine hubs. I put on a new seat and new handlebar tape. I ride it about 12 miles Monday through Friday. I keep it in my office.