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197? JEUNET MIXTE - INTRO

FINDING THE JEUNET MIXTE

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197? JEUNET MIXTE - INTRODUCTION

It was not all that long ago that any kind of Step Through frame design would have been worth little or nothing at all in the vintage road bicycle world.  However, that has changed dramatically as this beautiful seventies something French bicycle demonstrated recently.

Though I know little about mixte frame sets, I have been told that the mixte frame design is considerably stronger that the single top tube Step Through design of its cousins.  I cannot verify any comments on structural integrity but I will report that the mixte frame can command as much as, and sometimes more, than a comparable diamond frame design.  Of course, any comparison might be unfair since this particular old French bicycle "as found" was in near mint condition.  And the aesthetics of the bicycle must have also added to the value.

Perhaps it is needless to say, but the Jeunet bicycle is of French origin and the French threading dilemma presents itself immediately.  However, the threading thing would prove to be no issue with this wonderfully preserved and very little used old road bicycle.  Nothing would have to be replaced other that tires and perhaps brake pads and cables.

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