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198? Raleigh GRAND PRIX Mixte - INTRODUCTION

The word Mixte describes a bicycle frame set design.  Though often thought of as a Step Through style, the bicycles were more than that.  The Mixte design, was intended to mimic the strength of the man's frame set, while allowing for the comfort of the Step Through design.

As was the case with many large bicycle manufacturers, of the seventies and eighties, the Raleigh was not built in its home country.  Rather, in an effort to avoid heavy tariffs of the time, Raleighs were built, not only in England, but also Canada and the United States, not to mention many other countries that offered large market opportunities.  The Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte featured is a Canadian made bicycle that more closely resembles its American counter part, than its English ancestor.

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