“Well, no one wears hoop skirts anymore, so you don’t really see any mixtes around.”
Those were the words of wisdom delivered to me by a bike shop guy in answer to my question of whether they had any steel mixtes. Look, pal, you’re talking mixte crap to the wrong girl. What’s the deal with that attitude? Such disdain for a perceived woman’s bike. I am now determined to buy a mixte frame. Anyone else feeling the mixte love?
I was at the shop to test ride the Surly Long Haul Trucker. Very attractive bike, but I decided for sure that I don’t want a diamond frame, drop bar bike. I felt so scrunched up and bent over, it was ridiculous. I guess I could adjust to it, if I rode it exclusively for a month, but I don’t want to adjust to it. It’s not my style.
So, that’s one down. Now that I’m sure about the mixte, that leaves Rivendell Betty Foy (no cease, no desist!), Soma, vintage, custom by Tati Cycles in Chicago (have not even contacted him yet). What am I missing?