Faithful comment contributor and friend of the Gallery, Ryan S, is responsible for today’s entry. This is his (since flipped) 1985 Raleigh Marathon Mixte. What great job he did rehabbing this little steed. It’s nice to see that (in some circles) one is no longer scoffed for retaining both spoke-mounted reflectors AND epic pie plates.
Year 1985 Make Raleigh Model Marathon Mixte
A little bit about it:
Cameron, after sending you the puke brown Sears ladies bike I felt the need to cleanse myself by sending in this little (50cm) beauty. I picked up this Mixte as a frame-set with cranks bb seat post and saddle and proceeded to build up the rest from my parts bin and cannibalizing some other projects that had stalled out. All the pieces I used in the build are “period correct” (of course). Finally finished Her on Labor day, appropriately enough,and She went quickly on CL and now has a nice new home.
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