Years ago at Velo Cult we started building really nice Mixte bikes. We are huge fans of them we love restoring these cool classics. Some we sell for about $300 which are fixed up and basic and others we fully restore and still others we modify with things like internal gearing and such. A fully lugged Mixte is one of the coolest frames you can start with for a fun city bike with class. We build up and sell lots of really nice Mixte’s so consider us for any future plans with this sort of bicycle. We find that women are inspired to ride and commute when they have a classy functional bike that they are proud of and one that helps them get from point A to point B in style.
Here we have our recently finished Motobecane Mixte. Im not totally sure of the year but I would say somewhere in the 60’s. When I first saw this run down bike I saw the huge potential it had and quickly went to work restoring it using as many original parts as possible. The bike has a 3 speed freewheel and really cool bars with internal cable routing.
The wheels are 650b with original hubs and original front rim. The spokes, nipples, and rear rim (Velo Orange 650b rim) are new. The headset is Velo Orange French threaded since the original was a bit rough looking. The frame, fork and bars were powder coated a old world brick red that’s very classy looking. The fenders were powder coated to match as well. The Brooks saddle, and Velo Orange racks are brand new. The grips are cotton tape with hemp twine and coated with shellac. The pedal were done with new rubber blocks that match the bike perfectly. As you can see we took a lot of pride in this build and whoever ends up with this bike will get decades of classy riding out of it.